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Rule "principal (principle)"

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Description: principal (principle)
Message: Did you mean principal (=main)?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/spelling-principal-vs-principle/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The principle activity of the Foundation is centred on humanitarian aid and charity, especially with regards to children.
    Correction suggestion: principal
  • Dr. Doe was listed as the grant's principle investigator.
    Correction suggestion: principal
  • Laundering money was the mob's principle activity.
    Correction suggestion: principal
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The principal activity of the Foundation is focused on humanitarian aid and charity.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: IN_PRINCIPAL [3]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-12 22:33:07 +0200)