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There I go with my own sloppiness. ...in which the author quoted a teacher ...the teacher's quote also...
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2013 on Hone In or Home In? at Business Writing
I read a NY Times article on education this morning in which the author a teacher using hone in. I would have ignored what I considered a minor error in usage, were it not for the fact that the teacher's also contained grammatical errors in agreement of number. Years ago, my daughter brought home a mimeographed English assignment that contained six grammatical errors. I circled them in red, and sent it back to the teacher with a note as to why my child did not complete the assignment. The teacher sent me a very apologetic note. Note to the gentleman who provided resume services: In today's tight labor market, any indication of sloppiness, including misuse of a word or phrase on a resume would probably result in the document being relegated to the circular file.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2013 on Hone In or Home In? at Business Writing
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