English grammar

Module 15, Troublesome Words 2, Lesson 25:

Continual, Continuous, and Consecutive

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Prompt:
"Continual" means happening again and again at short intervals as "continual reminders." Example: The loud trucks were a continual problem.
"Continuous" means uninterrupted, whether of time or space, as in "continuous misery," "continuous rain," or "continuous range of mountains." Example: The stormy weather was continuous.
"Consecutive" means occurring one after the other, as in "consecutive days of the week." Example: Are we to attend on consecutive days?

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences.
1.
They were ready for the emergency due to his (continual) (continuous) warnings.
2.
From January to March the cold weather was (continual) (continuous).
3.
This was the fourth (continual) (consecutive) year of the rodeo.
4.
If something is uninterrupted, we say it is (continual) (continuous).
5.
If events occur one after the other, we say they are (continual) (consecutive).
6.
The Rocky Mountains stretch from north to south as one, (continual) (continuous) mountain range.
7.
Day after day the coach gave (continual) (continuous) reminders.
8.
As he ran, he could feel each and every (continual) (consecutive) heartbeat.
9.
The noise was (continuous) (consecutive) and never stopped.
10.
A continual noise may become a (continuous) (consecutive) occurrence.
11.
The star basketball player made two (continual) (consecutive) slam dunks.
12.
The (continual) (continuous) class interruptions by the loudspeaker were annoying.
13.
Once the fire alarm sounded, it was (continual) (continuous) for five minutes.
14.
The heckler (continually) (continuously) made remarks as each speaker stood to speak.
15.
After winning two (continuous) (consecutive) games, our local hockey team advanced to the finals.
16.
She finally landed the part of leading lady after nine (continuous) (consecutive) auditions.
17.
The talking in class was almost (continual) (continuous) when the teacher was out of the room.
18.
A long, (continual) (continuous) line of sightseers visited the monument.
19.
I do not appreciate your (continual) (continuous) criticism of me each time I see you.
20.
Going step-by-step means I must go in (continual) (consecutive) order.
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