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Continual vs continuous – do you know the difference? These words have the same origin but distinct meanings.

Both words are a form of “to continue”, but continual starts and stops, recurring indefinitely at successive intervals. Continuous, on the other hand, is a perpetual, uninterrupted sequence.

An example of continual: My car is continually breaking down. It gets fixed, then breaks down again.

An example of continuous: The continuous dripping of the tap is driving me crazy.

A quick way I remember the difference is by thinking of continual intervals vs continuous circles. Continual intervals have breaks in between. Continuous circles remain unbroken.

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