Correct spelling, explanation: the correct spelling continuous is an adjective form of the verb continue to which the suffix -ous is added. The spelling of the original word will sometimes change due to this. Therefore continue becomes continuous omitting the last letter e of the original word. Continuous is often mistaken with continual; they both mean that something is happening without interruption but only the latter speaks about something happening repeatedly.
Definition of continuous:
1. adjective, uninterrupted, happening without stopping
The pain was continuous and wouldn’t go away.
2. grammar, progressive
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the correct spelling, is continuous – suffix -ous added to a core word.
Continous is incorrect; it would also suggest different pronunciation.
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