It is Monday-Not-So-Funday, I had a great weekend, hope you did as well! I’m tired. Also… a bit irritated. I’m reading emails, trying to catch up with a co-chaired project with parents and educators.
Simple Grammatical Rule:
- principle: from Latin principium ‘source, foundation’
- principal: from Latin principalis ‘first, chief’
If you did not take Latin in college, here’s a more contemporary way to consider. Taken from the good ‘ol Marion Webster.
USAGE: Is it principal or principle ?
Principal means 'most important' or 'person in charge': My principal reason for coming tonight; the high school principal. It also means 'a capital sum': The principal would be repaid in five years. Principle means 'rule, basis for conduct': Her principles kept her from stealing despite her poverty.
Not loving definition recognition? Here’s the easy peasy. And I love the easy peasy. Simple Grammatical Rule
- principle = le = rule
- principal = pal =the buddy of the kids
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“Aisle” and “isle” are two vastly different things too (came up during a presentation today from a proposed vendor).