English grammar

Module 15, Troublesome Words 2, Lesson 13:

Principal vs. Principle

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Prompt:
"Principal" as an adjective means main, chief, leading. As a noun, "principal" means a leader, a head, or a sum placed at interest. Examples: 1) The bus was his principal means of transportation. 2) The principal of the school was new.
"Principle" means a rule of action, a moral standard, or a fundamental truth. Example: The principle of the statement was understood by all.

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences.
1.
What was the primary or (principal) (principle) cause of the accident?
2.
Is she the (principal) (principle) of that school?
3.
Honesty was the guiding (principal) (principle) of his life.
4.
Who are the (principal) (principle) characters in the play?
5.
We fully support the (principal) (principle) of non-violence.
6.
The class was shown the (principals) (principles) of the new engine.
7.
What is the (principal) (principle) amount on your loan?
8.
Her actions were always governed by her strong (principals) (principles).
9.
What is the (principal) (principle) cause of death in the world today?
10.
Have you studied the (principals) (principles) of flight?
11.
Our school (principal) (principle) will be attending the game tonight.
12.
All of the (principal) (principle) members of the board will be present.
13.
Virtues are important (principals) (principles) of living a good life.
14.
The two men were the (principal) (principle) candidates for mayor.
15.
She presented a very (principaled) (principled) argument for her position.
16.
The (principal) (principle) officers in the company are the president and vice president.
17.
What is your (principal) (principle) objection to the plan?
18.
The democratic (principal) (principle) of equal justice is important.
19.
The instructional leader in each school is the (principal) (principle).
20.
One's life should be lived by guiding (principals) (principles).
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