The UVic Writer's Guide
You have used one word where another would be more accurate (e.g.
using "continual" instead of "continuous"). This mistake can be
disastrous, as when Dan Quayle proudly stated that "Republicans
understand the meaning of bondage between a mother and child."
See the Usage dictionary (12 k) for a list of words commonly confused or misused.
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