“Continuing” vs. “continued”

So, just a few minutes ago we had this question asking whether one could substitute ongoing availability with continuing availability and what the difference would be, if any. Apart from the question looking like spam and being deleted, my gut feeling told me it should’ve been continued availability instead of continuing.

This made me wonder: are these two exchangeable as well? Is there any subtle difference in meaning that I’m missing? continuing availability just sounds wrong, but I can’t seem to put my finger on it as to why.

Answer

There is a slight difference between the two.

Use continued when you are speaking about availability that has persisted up till a point in time (e.g., now) but may not persist past it.

Use continuing when you are speaking about availability that will persist into the future.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Magnus , Answer Author : Robusto supports Ukraine

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