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    continued/continuous

    Hi,
    Which one (continued or continuous) is the right word for the context:
    "Scientists worry that the continued/continuous use of certain pollutants my damage the Earth's ozone layer."
    I think it would be "continuous". Is it correct?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: continued/continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Which one (continued or continuous) is the right word for the context:
    "Scientists worry that the continued/continuous use of certain pollutants my damage the Earth's ozone layer."
    I think it would be "continuous". Is it correct?
    Thanks a lot.
    Continuous.-correct.

    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    Re: continued/continuous

    Could you explain to me? My book says it is "continued".
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    Re: continued/continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Could you explain to me? My book says it is "continued".
    Thanks.
    Both are adjectives and can be used.

    I chose 'Continuous' because it means uninterrupted.

    Continued may also mean 'continued after an interruption.'
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    Re: continued/continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Which one (continued or continuous) is the right word for the context:
    "Scientists worry that the continued/continuous use of certain pollutants my damage the Earth's ozone layer."
    I think it would be "continuous". Is it correct?
    Thanks a lot.
    "The continued use of certain pollutants." The situation where the use of certain pollutants, having already started, continues, not necessarily without pause.

    "The continuous use of certain pollutants." The situation where certain pollutants are used continuously/without interruption. A less likely situation.

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