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Dec 23 2008   12:35PM GMT

Writing for business – principal or principle?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
The _______ reason a company switches to VoIP is to save money.
a. principle
b. principal

Answer: b
In this sentence, principal is an adjective meaning most important.

Principle, on the other hand, is only a noun and has meanings like rule of conduct or fundamental law.

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