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    Cool continuous and continual

    hi?

    can you explain the difference between "continuous and continual" in the context?

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    Re: continuous and continual

    Continuous = actions that are uninterrupted
    Continual = duration that continues over a long period of time with intervals of interruption

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    Re: continuous and continual

    Quote Originally Posted by areev View Post
    hi?

    can you explain the difference between "continuous and continual" in the context?

    thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, areev.

    (1) I didn't get any sleep last night because those horrible people next door played their loud music continuously from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. ( = Did not stop that crazy noise for even one minute!!!)

    (2) Tommy was kicked out of his class because he was continually disturbing the class. (= he was good for five minutes; bad for 10 minutes; good three minutes; bad again for eight minutes; good for ....)

    Have a nice day!

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