Principal/Principle

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and write in the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Principal is an investment or an actor with a leading role (n.)

Principle is a code or the essence of something (n.)


  1. We guarantee that you will see a twelve percent return on the (principal/principle) within the first year.
  2. Links to reference material:
    Do you want to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:


  3. Critics had nothing but flowers for the playwright; but for the (principal/principle), they had only stones.
  4. Your answer:


  5. The science of economics is based on the (principals/principles) of supply and demand.
  6. Your answer:


  7. The (principal/principle) of courtesy seems to be lost in modern society.
  8. Your answer:


  9. According to the (principal/principle) spokesperson for the tobacco giant, the noxious substance known as nicotine is not addictive.
  10. Your answer:



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