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Can someone please explain the difference between these two nouns to me?
I am not sure what is correct to fill in the following blans.
1.......................of the war will mean shortage of food . Continuance/ continuation ?
2.The Baltic Sea is a ........................of the North sea . Continuance/ Continuation ?
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Have you looked up these words? If not take a look here:
continuance - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
continuation - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
One of the example sentences is the same as #2.
See also here:
is interchangeable with continuation
in some of its senses. However, only continuance
is used to refer to the duration of a state or condition, as in his continuance in office. Continuation
applies especially to prolongation or resumption of action (a continuation of the meeting
) or to physical extension (the continuation of the street
). The continuation
of a story is that part of the story following a break in its narration. Dictionary - Yahoo! Education
Thanks. I have looked them up but my problem is that according to that is this sentence wrong?
The continuation of war by other means...
So Can I say that for the first sentence "..........of the war will mean shortage of food." both continuation and continuance are correct?
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