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    #1

    Smile the worked without stopping to make a handsome snowman.

    The children quickly agreed, and they worked without stopping to make a handsome snowman.



    Is "without stopping" equal to "continually" or "continuously?" Or are there better alternatives? Thanks.


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    Re: the worked without stopping to make a handsome snowman.

    It's the same as 'continuously' but not the same as 'continually'.

    'Continually' is used for things that happen often but they stop and start -for example 'He was continually interrupting me.' - he interrupted me again and again.

    'Continuously' is used to mean 'without interruption'.

    You could also say 'They worked non-stop to make a handsome snowman.'

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    Re: the worked without stopping to make a handsome snowman.

    Thanks, Clare.
    Got it.


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    Re: the worked without stopping to make a handsome snowman.

    Without stopping is correct, but it sounds strange to me to refer to a snowman as "handsome." Maybe "beautiful" would be better.
    Continuously is supposed to mean "without stopping,"
    and continually is supposed to mean "happening over and over."

    The wind blew continuously all day.
    She's continually dropping things.
    He's continually asking his parents for money.

    That's what the dictionary will tell you. But 99 Anglos out of a hundred will use the two words interchangeably.

    edward

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    The children quickly agreed, and they worked without stopping to make a handsome snowman.



    Is "without stopping" equal to "continually" or "continuously?" Or are there better alternatives? Thanks.

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    Re: the worked without stopping to make a handsome snowman.

    Thanks, Edward.

    Roger that!

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