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

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[Homework]2011-03-15 How to Use a Word

The word of the day for marth 15th is continual spelled continual.
Continual is an adjective that mean continuing in definitely in time without interrption it can also mean recurring instead usually rapid succession.
Here is the word used in a sentence.
the continual blaring of the car outside made very diffcult for us to focus on our work.
Since the mid 19th century many grammarians have drawn a distinction bewteen the words continual and continues.
They insist that continual should only mean accuring a regular intervous as the teacher was annoyed by thier continual interruptions,whereas continues shuold be used to be mean continuing without interruption.as the batteries provided power for up to five hours of continues used.
This distinction of look the fact that the word continual is the olded one and
was used with both meaning for century before continues appeared on scene.
The prescribe sence of continues became establish only in the 19th century and it never succeed in completely driving out equivalent sence of continual.
Today , continual is the more likely of the two to mean recurring  but it also continues to be used  as it has been used since 14th century with the meaning continuing without interruption.
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