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

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

The word of the day for March 15th is continual spelled C-O-N-T-I-N-U-A-L .Continual is an ajective that means continuing indefi nitey in time without interraption it can also mean recuing in steady usually rapid success. Here is the word used in a sentence he continual blaing of the car alarm outside made it very difficult for us to focus on our work.
Since the mid 19th centur  many gram have drawn a distinction between the words continual and continuous. They insist that continual should only mean occurring at regular intervals as in the teacher was annoyed by their continual intertion whereas  continuous should be used to mean continuing without intertion as in the batters provided power for up to five hours of continuous use. This distinction overlooks the fact that the word continual is the older one and was used with both meanings for centuries before continuous appeared on the scene. The pre sense of continuous became established only in the 19th century and it never succeeded in completely dring out the equivenment sense of continual Today continual is the more likely of the two  mean recuing but it also continues to be used as has been since the 14th century with the meaning continuing without intertion

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