Friday, August 23, 2013

Misused words

Between and among
Between is usually used when referring to two individuals or things. Among is used when referring to more than two individuals or things. Ex: The bonus will be divided between Cathy and Mark. The bonus will be divided among all group members.

Entitled and titled
Entitled means “having the right to.” Titled means carrying a particular name. Ex: Every employee is entitled to a paid vacation. Our report is titled “Early Student Intervention.”

Principle and principal
The word principle is a noun. It means “a rule or code of ethics.” The word principal can be either a noun or an adjective. As a noun it means “a person in charge.” As an adjective it means “main” or “the most important.” Ex: The principal dancer at the ballet earns a higher salary. Our approach to work is based on the principle that good customer service comes first.

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