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It's about principles,

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coffeeinbed Mon 30-Sep-13 12:24:47

not principals when talking about basic truths, laws and morals.
Not a principal.
Drives me bonkers....

ReallyOverThis Mon 09-Dec-13 13:45:49

coffeeamazed nobody answered you! It is indeed really annoying. I am a lawyer and often dictate- if I forget to specify the ending on the tape the secretary will just pick one at random. I tried to explain once but she wasn't interested.

cardibach Mon 23-Dec-13 20:04:16

I do a lot of musical theatre and I get irritated by the opposite! It's a principal role, not a principle one.

chateauferret Thu 23-Jan-14 19:48:00

A "principal" (noun) is a Grade 7 official (or however they're graded nowadays) in the Civil Service. Otherwise it's an adjective.

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