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    Continuation, continual, continuance

    I have to present a ten minute lesson to 3 university students with an advanced level English acquisition that teaches them to differentiate between the words continuation, continual and continuance. Can any one give me advice on how to do this? Thanks!!!

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    Re: Continuation, continual, continuance

    Try here 75. continuance / continuation. 3. Word Choice. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996.

    Note, continual is an adjective. Continuation and continuance are nouns.

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    Re: Continuation, continual, continuance

    As Soup says, continuation and continuance are nouns - and her link explains the difference. A more interesting question, and one that would present a more interesting teaching problem, is the difference between continual and continuous. I'd approach this with reference to a timeline "continual" being represented by a dotted line, and "continuous" by a line that is... well... continuous.

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