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[word-lover] 【整理】2011-03-15 How to Use a Word

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Word lover for March 15 is continual, spell continual. Continual is an adjective, means continue indefinitely in time without interruption. It can also mean recurring in  study, usually rapid succession. Here is the word used in sentence.

The continual blaring of Cario outside made it difficult for us to focus on our work. Since it made in 19 century, many grammarians have drawn a distinction between the words continual and continuous. They insist that continual should  only mean a current act regular interval. As the teacher was annoyed by continual interruption.

Whereas continuous should be used continuing use without interruption. As the battery provide power for up to 5 hours of continue use. This distinction overlooks the fact that continual is the old one, and was used in both meaning over the centuries before continuous appeared on the scene. The prescribed sense of continuous became established only in 19 century, and it never succeeded in completely driving out the equivalent sense of continual. Today, continual is more likely of two to mean recurring. But it’s also continuous used as it has been in 14 century to mean continuing without interruption.
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