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Is the correct phrase At the forefront or on the forefront?

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July 23, 2010 11:02AM

The correct phrase using 'forefront', meaning 'in front' or 'at the front of' is 'at the forefront', as in, 'They were at the forefront of technology in this field', or 'They are considered to be at the forefront of services to the homeless'.

Also correct is 'in the forefront', as in, 'Their family was in the forefront of the rebellion', or 'The house was in the forefront of the painting'.

You could also bring something 'to the forefront', as in, 'Recent events have brought these issues to the forefront of international debate.'