Student or Learner
I keep coughing and sneezing.
I am coughing and sneezing continuously.
What is the difference in meaning of above sentences?
NOT A TEACHER OR NATIVE SPEAKER
I keep coughing and sneezing. (keep doing sth means to do repeat it - I keep forgetting my notes.)
I am coughing and sneezing continuously. (if sth is done continuously, there is no interruption)
You can keep coughing and sneezing for a year, because you can't get rid of an illness. However, when your coughing/sneezing is continuous, you do that all the time. 'I was sneezing continuously for 5 minutes because of my allergy.'
Last edited by tom3m; 30-May-2014 at 18:03. Reason: typo