Joined: Mar 04, 2008 Posts: 1894 Location: Helensburgh
Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:44 pm Post subject:
This is a question for geeks and I have often pondered it. Continual and continuous are so very similar in meaning and it is not often that using the wrong one would lead to a misunderstanding.
If I understand it correctly, think of continuous as being applied to piece of string and continual to the tramp of feet.
Thus you do not embark on one long continuous act of service improvement that goes on forever, but rather you continually embark on specifc and discrete acts of service improvement. _________________ "Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope."
William Penn 1644-1718
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