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Tip 52: Flammable and Continual


Did you know that both flammable and inflammable mean ‘capable of being set on fire’?

Nonflammable means ‘not capable of being set on fire.’

Always use the word flammable to mean ‘capable of being set on fire’ to avoid misunderstanding!


Continual implies ‘happening over and over again.’

His continual tardiness finally got him fired.

Continuous implies ‘occurring without interruption.’

Sometimes parenting a newborn seems to be a continuous flurry of activity that ultimately ends in a nap—for both mother and child.

Brought to you by our very own Grammar Goddess, Rhonda Cavender (Senior Editor for Shea Writing & Training Solutions).