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VANCOUVER, BC, February 08, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Continual or continuous? These two words are often confused but there is a subtle difference in meaning.
Continual/continually should be used to describe something that happens often, but with breaks in between.
We are continually disturbed by noisy partygoers heading home late at night.
(The noise happens frequently - but it is not 24/7.)
We've had continual issues with our new dishwasher, it fails to clean the dishes properly at least three times a week.
Continuous/continuously describes something where there is no break at all.
They suffered continuous bombardment from the enemy guns for over ten hours.
My tape player is set to play continuously, so it's great for parties.
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