Word(s) of the Day: Continuous v. Continual (is there a difference?)

con·tin·u·ous /kənˈtinyo͞oəs/,adjective: happening or existing without a break or interruption

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill, 1874 – 1965

con·tin·u·al /kənˈtiny(əw)əl/, adjective: happening again and again within short periods of time

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin, 1706 – 1790

 

pictured: Santa Ynez Rotarian Dick Smullen presenting dictionaries to Oak Valley School, CA. Watch the video here.