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The word "principal" is either a noun meaning the main person or thing, or an adjective meaning first in rank, place, or importance. The word "principle" is a basic truth, code of conduct, law, or teaching.
The principal thing is to live by right principles.
-- Randal (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 21, 2001
I use the following principles to keep it straight.
The Plinciple is teh rule: both end in "le".
The Principal at school was the top dog, of whom I was in constant fear.
BTW. What are the differences, if any, in meaning between "intrinsic" and "inherent"?
I assume this is a new forum dedicated to amateur philology and usage. If so, good & thanks.
-- RICHARD ILOMAKI (email@example.com), November 21, 2001.
Richard, thanks for the rules to keep the words straight. Yes, you have before you a new forum for all things English. We would hope it is not terribly amateur, since we'll have people with a good command of the language to give a hand.
As for inherent/intrinsic, see the new thread.
-- Randal (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 2001.