[quote="bmo"]Are the following ok??
a) A principal is your "pal" (i.e., friend). Note the spelling. :wink:1. The Principle diverted our tuition to his personal use - a family pilgramage to Mecca.
b) diverted sounds odd to me in that context
c) The symbol " - " should be two, like this " -- "
d) I don't get the connection: --a family....
e) pilgrims go on pilgrimages. Note the spelling :wink:
a) What about, just diversion? Strategy is implied.2. Owing to the commander's diversion strategy, we averted a total defeat.
b) I'd change averted to escaped. But that's just me. :)
What about, just the semester system? Academic is implied by the word "University".3. Beginning in September, the University will revert to the semester academic system.
If it refers to a specific person's title or name, it should be capitalized. That is, if you know who/what you are talking about, then capitalize the word:Should University and Principle be capitalized?
The Principal (Specific person at our school)
The University (Specific place)
The principal in a school should... (I don't know the person's name)
The university down the road... (I don't know the university's name)