principal vs. principle – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

Spelling Book

Confusing Words

VS.

Principal

Definition:

most important element or the title of the headmaster of a school (US)

Examples:

the principal example or The principal expelled Tom for bad behavior.

VS.

Principle

Definition:

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

Examples:

their principles of composition characterized all their works

Back to Confusing words index
Make No Mistake!

All in one desktop app: proofreader, speller, translator & more!

Download

Also available for your mobile Ginger Keyboard & Page:

Get Ginger for your Android! Get Ginger for your iOS!