Misused Words

Continual and Continuous

Continual means repeated many times with interruptions.

Dancing requires continual practice.

Continuous means uninterrupted or never stopping.

Tourists are fascinated by the continuous flow of water over Niagara Falls.

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) For two days a (continual, continuous) line of people moved slowly past the coffin of the slain dignitary.

(2) In order to graduate with good marks, you need (continual, continuous) study.

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