Monday, November 19, 2012

Confusing Words

These are not among our seventh grade commonly confused words, but they are worth knowing.
CONTINUAL vs CONTINUOUS? The first implies a steady duration over time, like having your mail delivered every day at 2:00 "continually for 20 years." Continuous indicates an unbroken, uninterrupted duration, such as a thin stream of water coming out of your faucet 24/7 for a period of time "running continously."