Can somebody tell me what's the difference between "continuously" and "continually"? I'm confused about these two words,I don't know how to use it in different situation. If I dispute with someone,we stop for a while,then we go on our conversation and talk for a long time,which one I should use?
Feb 28, 2017 7:02 AM
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This is one of those things native speakers don't even stop to think about. Let me see... I'm continually fascinated by the birds that migrate here every winter... He is continually annoying his little brother... How long does the song play in the background? It's continuous. To be honest, I never find myself in a situation to use "continuously." OK, just looked at that article: Continually describes something that is frequently occurring but intermittent. Continuously describes something that occurs without interruption.
February 28, 2017
Hello, there is a comment here. I think it will help you. http://writingexplained.org/continually-vs-continuously-difference
February 28, 2017
Hi there! I would say: "We had an argument and stopped speaking. Later, we decided to continue our conversation talking for a very long time." "We had an argument and stopped speaking. Later, we continued our conversation for a very long time." Something like these to give you examples. Hope it helps! Keep on learning! David
February 28, 2017
Both words mean "without stopping". There are some differences in typical usage but I would not worry about them until you are an advanced speaker.
February 28, 2017
maybe you can use "continue to" in this case.
February 28, 2017
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