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    what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    sometime I see the word "continued "put before a noun,sunch as, continued work, In some case, continuing work is expressed,

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    Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    Quote Originally Posted by wt_xyz View Post
    sometime I see the word "continued "put before a noun,sunch as, continued work, In some case, continuing work is expressed,
    Hard to say without more context. 'Continuing', as you know is more common, but the -ed ending is possible - for example - when the work is behind schedule. 'Although the traffic should have been back to normal by now, there will be continued work on the new road layout at Junction 11 until later this year'. Excuse the local reference, but it's been a long time.

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    Wink Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    Thanks!
    I wander If I can understand your explanation in sunch way that continued work refers to very same work is still being done, the continuing work implies that the work of the same kind, other than same work, is being done. Another example is refered to a situation that a student is taking a continuing education, that is, the sudent is taking different subjects from his or her previous subjects, and he or she is still studing and being received education. Let us make a change in situsation, if we say that the student is taking a continued education , whether or not that means the unfinished education is still being taken? when the sudent complete all the subjects required, we only can describe that the student has completed his continuing education other than continued education.

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    Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    Quote Originally Posted by wt_xyz View Post
    Thanks!
    I wa*onder If I can understand your explanation in sunch way that continued work refers to very same work is still being done, the continuing work implies that the work of the same kind, other than same work, is being done.
    That's an interesting generalization, though I'm not sure I'd be prepared to make it.

    Quote Originally Posted by wt_xyz View Post
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    Another example is refered to a situation that a student is taking a continuing education, that is, the sudent is taking different subjects from his or her previous subjects, and he or she is still studing and being received education. Let us make a change in situsation, if we say that the student is taking a continued education , whether or not that means the unfinished education is still being taken? when the sudent complete all the subjects required, we only can describe that the student has completed his continuing education other than continued education.
    'Continuing education' is quite a strong collocation. I've never heard the p-pl here.


    *This is quite a common slip, especially in students whose mother tongue has an [a] sound - who hear /ʌ/ and think 'a'. 'Wonder' is /'wʌndə/; 'wander' [="move erratically"] is /'wɔndǝ/.

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    Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That's an interesting generalization, though I'm not sure I'd be prepared to make it.


    'Continuing education' is quite a strong collocation. I've never heard the p-pl here.


    *This is quite a common slip, especially in students whose mother tongue has an [a] sound - who hear /ʌ/ and think 'a'. 'Wonder' is /'wʌndə/; 'wander' [="move erratically"] is /'wɔndǝ/.

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    Oh, I have carelessly confused wonder with wander in form and pronounciation for a long time. Thank you so much!
    I am looking forward your further veritification on my "interesting" generalization concerning the difference between continued and continuing.
    Best regards!

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    Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    Quote Originally Posted by wt_xyz View Post
    I am looking forward your further verification on my "interesting" generalization concerning the difference between continued and continuing.
    Bob's "That's an interesting generalization" could be a polite way of saying that it's a pretty unlikely one.

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    Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    I'm not that polite though. I did mean 'interesting', but I didn't feel that a clear was justified.

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    Talking Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    I would like you help me interpret an expression despite of my wrong generalization. The supposed situation is that I will be transfered to a new position/post in the same office, and I have to take up my quarters as soon as possible, but it is not clear whether my replacement will be in place on time. To avoid holding a concurrent post, I have to discuss with my boss regarding how to deal with my current jobs.which word should I choose to discribe the status of my current jobs which will be transfered to my successor between continued and continuing ? If I use the expression of continued work, does it mean those jobs from some plans set before? Then how about the use of continuing?Does it mean the jobs that I am responsible for but not happening?
    I guess there will be some interesting inference again. It will be my best pleasure if it could give you more fun to divert you from boredom!

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    Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    You are worrying far too much about this. There is basically no real difference between these two words. This is unusual, because normally ing-words used as adjectives have an active sense and ed/en-words a passive meaning - tiring/tired, interesting/interested, etc. However, we don't make this contrast with adjectives formed from continue.

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    Re: what is the difference between "continued" and "continuing"

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    You are worrying far too much about this. ...
    I don't think anyone said your generalization was wrong; I just don't know enough/haven't thought enough to say. But, for the reasons 5jj has given, I don't think it's worth worrying about that much.

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