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Principal vs. PrincipleHopeless cause?


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#31 kbarber

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:34 PM


I always hesitate at peek and peak.


"Peek" and "see" both have a double "e" -- maybe that will help.


and if that doesn't help, so does "leer"Posted Image

#32 kbarber

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:35 PM



[size=5][font=georgia,serif] And then we get into the pet peeve department; one of mine happens to be pled/pleaded in news reports....[/font][/size]

Just out ofcuriosity and wandering even further off topic, what about pled/pleaded bothers you? Using both forms in the same article? Using one form instead of the other? (In which case, which form don't you like?)


Unless I need to adhere to a style guide that says otherwise, I'm a "pled" girl myself. Posted Image


interesting. it's one of those US (pled) vs Brit (pleaded) differences

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

Oxford does list pled as the North American or Scottish variant, though Merriam-Webster also gives pleaded as its first choice. "Begged and pleaded" does make more sense than "begged and pled," at least from a euphonic standpoint.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:21 PM



I always hesitate at peek and peak.


"Peek" and "see" both have a double "e" -- maybe that will help.


and if that doesn't help, so does "leer"Posted Image


Indeed!


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