Writing for Business

Feb 13 2009   5:46PM GMT

Which is correct — continual or continuous?

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typing Which is correct?
You can expect your direct supervisor to monitor your progress ___________.
a. continuously
b. continually

Answer: b

Explanation: If something’s continuous, it never stops; if it’s continual, it’s intermittent but persistent. (Your supervisor would need bathroom breaks, at the very least.)

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