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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 continal spelled c-o-n-t-i-n-a-l.continal is an adjective that means continue indefinately in time without interruption.It can also mean recuring insteady usually rapid succesion.Here is the word used in a sentence.The continual blairing of a car limte outside of the made it very difficult for  us to focus on our work .Since the middle 19th century,many gramerians have drawn a distinction between the words continuable and continues .They insisted that continue should only  mean ocurring at regular intervoles as in the teacher was annoyed by their contunal interruptions.Whereas continues should be used to mean continuing wihtout interruption as in the baderies provide it power for up to 5 hour of continues use.This distinction overlooks the fact that the word continuable is the older one and  was used with both meanings for centuries before continues appeared on the sence.The perscribes of  sence of continues became established  only in the 19th century and never succeeded in complitely drawing out the equiverlent sence of continuable.today continue is the more likely of the two to mean  recurring but it also continues to be used as the hasbeening since 14th century with the meaning continuing without interruption.
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