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    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    #1

    continual&continuous

    I don't know the difference between 'continual' and 'continuous'.
    please explain to me that.
    I will be reallly appreciative of your support.


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    Re: continual&continuous

    from the OED site:

    continuous
    and continual: continuous primarily means 'without interruption', and can refer to space as well as time, as in the cliffs form a continuous line along the coast; continual, on the other hand, typically means 'happening frequently, with intervals between', as in the bus service has been disrupted by continual breakdowns.

    A useful site this one: AskOxford: Commonly Confused Words

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