principal - correct spelling

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principal - noun and adjective


Note: For a discussion of the differences between principal and principle, see’s section on Common Grammatical Mistakes. Click here for the beginning of that discussion.

Example: He paid off the principal of the loan. noun

Example: The principal called the parents of the unruly student. noun

Example: His principal argument is weak at best. adjective

Example: This is a moral principle you must observe. noun

See principle.