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continual - correct spelling

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continual

adjective

Note: Many dictionaries advise writers to use continual when they mean “intermittent” and continuous when they mean “uninterrupted.” But the terms are used interchangeably in many forms of writing and speeches.

Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses continual and continuous. Click here for that discussion.

Example: The continual train departures allowed us to leave with only a little delay.

Example: The continuous noise from the jack hammer interrupted our meeting.

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