Continuous OR continual?

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Question of the Day:  The words are very similar.  What is the difference, if any, between continuous and continual?  Here are two example sentences in which I feel the meaning is the same. Maintaining the love in a marriage requires continuous effort on the part of the marriage mates. Maintaining the love in a marriage requires continual effort on the part of the marriage mates.  In both cases, the meaning of continuous and continual is ongoing, or non-stop.  

continuous continual asked Sep 01 '13 at 02:51 Chantal New member

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