Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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Tom in TX

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November 13, 2011

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“hone in” vs. “home in”

  • November 13, 2011, 1:28pm

I don't normally defense sports casters, but "hone in on" just sounds more edumicated. And I think the point might be "getting closer and closer to the target". You "hone in" on your target by mentally sharpening your aim. First you look at that part of the field; then at that particular player; then his hands. Plus, can you "home in" on third base? That could be mighty confusing for some ball players.

But to hone in on the question, please remember we're talking about sports casters and Dubya Bush. Seriously, what do you expect?

eg, e.g., or eg.

  • November 13, 2011, 1:03pm

@Ophelia

Love the visual! Glad I can contribute SOMEthing to this site!!!

Prepositions at the end of a clause

  • November 13, 2011, 1:01pm

@AnWulf
I don't think I'm a registered user, but my name appears in red.
I just discovered this website today; perhaps the rules have changed?
I appreciate your passion for language. However, I suggest you never visit Louisianna, where you'll hear such phrases as, "I use ta could!"
English is most definately a living language.

eg, e.g., or eg.

  • November 13, 2011, 12:12pm

Ophelia, with "etc.", why would you put a period after "et"? "Et", as you say, isn't an abbreviation.

As to your original question, I find it a bit disheartening that you find a no-dot "eg" in an English Studies document. Of course, if New South Wales is in Texas, then I can understand....