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

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The word of the day for March 15th is continual,called c-o-n-t-i-n-u-a-l.Continual is an adjective that means continuing indefinately in time without interruption.It can also mean recurring instead usually rapid succession.
Here is the word used in a sentense:the continual blaring of the car out side made it very difficult for us to focus on our work.
Since the mid 19th century,many grammarians have dr* a distinguish between the words continual and continues.They insist that continual should only mean accruing at regular interv* as an teacher was annoyed by their continual interruptions.Where as continues should be used to mean continuing without interruption as the batterise provided power for up to five hours continuous use.This distinction overlooked the fact that the word continual is the older one and was used with both meanings for centuries before continuous appeared on the theme.The prescirpt sense of continuous became established only in the 19th century and it never succeed in completely driving out the eqvalence sense of continual.
Today,continual is more likely recurring.But it also continuous to be used as that has been 14th century with the meaning continuing without interruption.
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