Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    belly_ttt is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    722
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Continuation vs Continuance vs Continuity

    What are the differences between continuation, continuance and continuity? Which is most used and which is unsual in English?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    465
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Continuation vs Continuance vs Continuity

    Belly,

    These words can mean the same thing or different things depending on the context in which they are used.

    Continuation - the act or fact of continuing in or the prolongation of a state or activity or resumption after an interruption or something that continues increases, or adds.

    Continuance - can be the same as continuation or the extent of continuing (duration) or the quality of enduring (permanence) or adjournment of a court case to a future day.

    Continuity - uninterrupted connection, succession, or union or uninterrupted duration or continuation especially without essential change or something that has, exhibits, or provides continuity: as a: a script or scenario in the performing arts b: transitional spoken or musical matter especially for a radio or television program c: the story and dialog of a comic strip or the property of being mathematically continuous

    With help from Webster



Similar Threads

  1. CV - continuation
    By ewelina in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2007, 21:12
  2. Sentence Continuation Terminology
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Nov-2007, 19:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk