Home or Hone?

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Here are two frequently confused  words.

To HOME (in), a verb, means to head for home, like a passenger pigeon, or to focus on something:

“Elliot cut short the chatter at the meeting and homed in on the topic everyone had come to discuss.”

To HONE means to sharpen, either literally or figuratively:

“Karen honed her skills as a designer by finding a mentor in the fashion industry.”

“Robin honed her favorite whittling knife before entering the wood-carving competition.”

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