What’s the difference between “farther” and “further”?

Do you know the difference between farther and further? These words are sometimes used interchangeably in spoken conversation, and some dictionaries acknowledge some overlapping of the two. But the Associated Press Stylebook and other style guides draw a distinction: Farther refers to physical or spatial distances. The sun is farther from Earth than the moon is. I ran … Continue reading What’s the difference between “farther” and “further”?

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Is it “hone in on” or “home in on”?

Planning its stealthy attack from afar, a cheetah locks its eyes on its prey before racing toward it at speeds of up to 70 mph. So, is the cheetah honing in on or homing in on its target? You've probably heard both expressions. But which is correct? The right answer is to home in on, … Continue reading Is it “hone in on” or “home in on”?