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    #1

    Cool Zero in on

    Hi,

    I cannot get this sentence at all:

    "Zero in on all the ways I make a difference and what other things I might do."

    Can anyone explain it, please?
    Thanks🌷
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #2

    Re: Zero in on

    Narkises, always tell us the source and author of any text you quote, please.

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    #3

    Re: Zero in on

    Some context might help.
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    Re: Zero in on

    When you give us the source and author, please also give us the definition(s) you found for "zero in on" when you extensively researched it online.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Zero in on

    It's odd, but I think it is asking us to focus on the ways the speaker makes a difference and to suggest further things.

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    #6

    Re: Zero in on

    Hi there,

    Thank you all for your contribution in this threads,
    Rover_KE, emsr2d2,Tarheel, and Tdol

    OK, I will mention references from now on.

    Anyway, it is not always possible. For example, the Zero in sentence is in a handout of a university workshop. It was not written in a universal book.
    I asked from the teacher of that workshop, and she said that Zero in means "to concentrate or to focus on".

    Regarding the context, it is from a handout named "the ABC's of Making a Contribution" in which every letter represents a specific example of making a contribution to make the world better. The zero in sentence could mean that "Focus on different ways you can make a change."
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #7

    Re: Zero in on

    Narkises,, to zero in on something means to focus on something or increase your focus on something. (The phrase is zero in on.)
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    Re: Zero in on

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    For example, the "zero in on" sentence is in a handout of a university workshop ... it is from a handout named "the ABC's of Making a Contribution" in which every letter represents a specific example of making a contribution to make the world better.
    What you wrote in your previous post is the source.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Zero in on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What you wrote in your previous post is the source.
    You don't have to give a lot of detail for this kind of material. Just say "Source: unpublished university workshop handout".
    I am not a teacher.

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