I focused my type-A personality on going to all the exercise classes at the gym. (Context: She is talking about how exercises has changed her life. Before that she was a pretty asocial and miserable)

What does "on going" mean in this sentences? I think ıt is misused. I would use "by going" here.

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    "On" and "going" don't go together. "On" is the usual preposition used with "to focus": "Zoom in on one of his eyes, and focus on the pupil." "Today our focus will be on debt consolidation." So in this example, she is focusing on the activity of going to the gym.
    – Lorel C.
    Jun 17, 2019 at 13:56
  • Yes. I overlooked the other part of the sentence, thanks Jun 17, 2019 at 14:06

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I think you may be looking at the wrong part of the sentence here.

I believe you want to consider:

To focus [something] on [something else].

To focus on: to give most of your attention to someone or something Def.

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