‘Home In’ Or ‘Hone’

‘Home in’ or ‘hone’. Is there a difference?

Yes there is, but not everyone would have you think so.

I read this sentence in a recent article:
(The newspaper’s) reporting honed in on a set of emails ….

It should be ‘homed in’, of course.

This probably isn’t a mistake you make. What’s interesting, though, is the misleading information you might find if you try to look up the correct usage.

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