Principal / Principle

Soal Principal vs. Principle

Pengertian dan Penggunaan Principal dan Principle

Principal dan principle adalah homophone, yaitu kata-kata yang pelafalannya (sound) sama namun artinya (meaning) berbeda. Karena pelafalan yang sama itulah penggunaan kata-kata ini rentan tertukar.

Principal dapat berfungsi sebagai noun (kata benda) atau adjective (kata sifat). Sebagai noun bermakna “the person in charge of:

  • [UK] a  college or university
  • [US] a school,

sedangkan sebagai adjective “most important, main” (paling penting, utama) dengan posisi attributive (sebelum noun).

Berbeda dengan principal, principle selalu noun, tidak pernah adjective. Maknanya “a basic truth” (prinsip dasar) atau “a moral rule or belief that influences  one’s behavior” (aturan moral atau keyakinan yang mempengaruhi perilaku seseorang).

principal vs. principleBeberapa Contoh Kalimat Principal dan Principle

Principal  The fifty-two years old man is the principal of my school.
(Pria berusia lima puluh dua tahun itu adalah kepala sekolah saya.) noun
He is my school principal.
(Beliau kepala sekolah saya.) noun
Her principal concern is to buy a house with cash.
(Perhatian utamanya adalah membeli rumah secara tunai.) adjective
I heard $102,000 is the average yearly salary for principal engineers.
(Saya dengar $102,000 adalah gaji tahunan rata-rata untuk enjinir utama.) adjective
Principle  What are the basic principles of marketing?
(Apa saja prinsip-prinsip dasar pemasaran?) basic truth
 It was my principles that prevented me from signing the bad car finance contract.
(Prinsip-prinsip saya yang mencegah menandatangani kontrak pembiayaan mobil yang buruk itu.) belief

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  1. The Grammar Guru: Principle vs. principal. http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/snr/4218/24105. Accessed on February 3, 2016.
  2. Principal. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/principal. Accessed on February 3, 2016.
  3. Principal and Principle. http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/principalgloss.htm. Accessed on August 19, 2015.
  4. Principal/Principle. https://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/principal.html. Accessed on August 19, 2015
  5. Principle. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/principle. Accessed on August 19, 2015.
  6. Principal. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/. Accessed on August 19, 2015.
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