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  1. Junior Member
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    "continual, continous, or continued?"


    In the following sentence, which word best suits the context?

    "The walls on the soutwest fall inward from the pressure of ________ winds."

    Basically, I know the difference between continual and continous, but I couldn't figure the right word here.


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    Re: "continual, continous, or continued?"

    I'd choose "continual".

    continual, constant with intervals; e.g., continual winds
    continuous, constant without interruption or exceptions;e.g., continuous winds: The wind didn't let up all day.

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