continual vs. continuous – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Continual

Definition:

duration that continues over a long period of time ,but can be interrupted, chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

Examples:

Reckless driving is a continual threat to our community.

VS.

Continuous

Definition:

continuing in time or space without interruption

Examples:

There is a continuous humming of bees outside my window.

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