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"Principle" is only a noun, and all of its meanings are abstract. "Principal" is both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, it generally refers to a person, except in specialized legal and financial terms.
Ex: Approximately $40 of your payment goes repay the principal balance; the rest are interest payments.
Ex: I have to meet with the principal of my child's school.
Ex: We have to act on the principle that our customers are important.
Cleared it right up for me. Good website!
I have confused these for a very long time. Thanks for the clear & direct explaination!
Thank you! That helps! :)
Like seriously, this helped!
So: The principal reason he did it was because of his principles. Correct usage?
awesome site! watch me forget it and come back later.
Another way to remember it is a principle is a rule. Both end in le. That is the way I remember when to use which.
i still need a gimmicky way to remember the 2
So, am I the "principle" consultant on project
or an I the "principal" consultant. I think its "principle" meaning the main or number one consultant.
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