By Judy Vorfeld
“Continuous” refers something happening without interruption. Examples: Living near the freeway means listening to continuous road noise from dawn to dusk…I sat watching the continuous flow of water spilling from the top of Multnomah Falls.
CONTINUAL (happening again and again)
“Continual” suggests a close, prolonged recurrence, happening again and again (regularly). Examples: Their neighbor’s dog barks continually…The red light blinks continually when the train is nearby.