Principle and Principal – Meaning, Difference, Examples



Principle and Principal are homophones. Both the words have the same pronunciation but different spellings and the meanings differ too. Here, in this post, we will elaborate on the meanings of principle and principal. There are example sentences on principle and principal which will help the student understand the difference between the two confusing words in English – principle and principal. The lesson is followed by a practise test, based on the difference between principal and principle, the answer key is given at the end.


 


 

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Meanings of principle and principal

Principle

Principle means a set of rules or guidelines, a fundamental truth, a belief system, any moral
Let us see some example sentences with principle

  1. We follow a set of principles to maintain the discipline of our organization.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi was a man of principles.
  3. To avoid any confusion amongst the members, we should pass a charter of principles.

 

Principal

Its two meanings are:
1. Head of the institution, chief, high in rank
2. Original amount of money

Let us see some example sentences with principal

  1. The Principal of the school facilitated the teachers and felicitated the meritorious students.
  2. The Bank gives compound interest on the principal amount.
  3. Ajitabh led his football team as a principal player.

 

Practice Sentences

Fill in the blanks with principal or principle. The answer key is given at the end.

  1. The ______ appreciated the work displayed by the students.
  2. The _____ Engineer of the company called a meeting at 7.00 p.m. today.
  3. The owner of the hotel laid a set of ____ to avoid any confusions for his employees and customers.
  4. Any country or place without _____ is a big failure.
  5. I like the ___ of this place as they help me to accomplish my task in a smooth manner.
  6. ‘Do not tell a lie’ is the main ________ of my life.
  7. I want to meet the _____ of the school.
  8. The ________ ordered the closure of the school.
  9. Please check the list of _______ to be followed at work.
  10. The ________ ordered the staff to obey all the _______ while handling students.

Answer key

1

principal

6

principle

2

principal

7

principal

3

principles

8

principal

4

principles

9

principles

5

principles

10

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