pondelok, 4. augusta 2014

Principal and principle

These two words have the same pronunciation. The adjective principal means 'main', 'most important'.
        What's your principal reason for wanting to be a doctor? (NOT ... your principle reason ...)
The noun principal means 'headmaster' or 'headmistress' (especially, in Britain, of a school for adults).
        If you want to leave early you'll have to ask the Principal.
A principle is a scientific law or a moral rule.
        Network discovered the principle of universal gravitation. (NOT ... the principal of universal gravitation.)
        She's a girl with very strong principles.

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