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    continued = continuing = continuous

    1. continued
    2. continuing
    3. continuous

    I know no 1. = 2., but I do not whether no 1. or 2. = 3.?

    I hope you understand my question.

    Thank you so much

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    #2

    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    1. continued
    2. continuing
    3. continuous

    I know no 1. = 2., but I do not whether no 1. or 2. = 3.?

    I hope you understand my question.

    Thank you so much
    continued = ongoing, existing as before = continuing.
    continuous = happening/being without interruption, without space.
    continual = repeated many times.

    Many native speakers use continual and continuous as synonyms for both senses.

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    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    continued = ongoing, existing as before = continuing.
    continuous = happening/being without interruption, without space.
    continual = repeated many times.

    Many native speakers use continual and continuous as synonyms for both senses.

    Inferring from your reply, continued/continuing <> continuous <> continual

    Am I right about it?
    Thank you again.

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    #4

    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    I have to look these up often, because like many other natives, I do have trouble remembering the difference. (I have trouble remembering historic and historical, too.)

    Here's a link to a post that may help:
    How to use "continued", "continuous", "continuing", "continual"?

    (Yes, that's me there too)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    Barb_D is not alone! I checked in a dictionary before I submitted my answer here.

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    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    Sorry! I didn't mean to imply that you were incorrect at all, but I liked that particular usage note because it not only gives nice examples, but throws in a couple other words that are in the same general category.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    i just want to add two similar things..

    continuity and continuance.. How are they might differ from the examples above?

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    #8

    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Eden Darien View Post
    i just want to add two similar things..

    continuity and continuance.. How are they might differ from the examples above?
    Easy: they're nouns. Something that is continuous has continuity.

    Continuance has a legal meaning: Continuance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

    I believe it is also used sometimes to mean 'continuation' (the act of continuing), but rarely (I think) because of the possible confusion with that legalistic sense..

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    PS I'm sure you can sort out the orange mistake.
    Last edited by BobK; 02-Nov-2010 at 18:37. Reason: Added PS

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    #9

    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    How might they differ from the examples above ?
    Is that ?

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    #10

    Re: continued = continuing = continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Easy: they're nouns. Something that is continuous has continuity.

    Continuance has a legal meaning: Continuance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

    I believe it is also used sometimes to mean 'continuation' (the act of continuing), but rarely (I think) because of the possible confusion with that legalistic sense..

    b

    PS I'm sure you can sort out the orange mistake.
    YES. Yo have found my Achilles' Heel here

    How They Might Differ from... (If this is still wrong I'm going to bang my head on the wall) I'm not good at grammar but I'd love to imbibe vocabulary

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