continue-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: keep (doing) a certain state, condition, or activity; persist

NOTE: Do not tag participles used as adjectives, e.g. the continued strife, her continuing confusion Syntax Includes: NP1[agent/theme] CONTINUE [non-finite] NP1[agent] CONTINUE NP2[patient] NP1[theme] CONTINUE[intransitive] PP{P NP[location/temporal]}

We continued to work into the night.
She continues to believe her health will improve.
Please continue speaking.
They continued their meal in peace.
We will continue this discussion next week.
The temperature continued to climb throughout the day. (metaphorical agent)
She continued the family tradition of going to Harvard for
undergraduate studies.
That film star's legacy will continue long after her death.
The story continues tomorrow.
The bad weather continued for two more weeks.
The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles.
The war continued for five years.
Girls continue to outnumber boys in gymnastics.

VerbNet: continue-55.3
FrameNet: Activity_ongoing,Process_continue
PropBank: continue.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Sense Number 2: keep talking or communicating

NOTE: Occurs with direct quoted speech.

"I think you should stay," he continued, after taking a sip from his glass of wine.
The directions continue: "Blend the mixture to an even consistency."

VerbNet: continue-55.3,sustain-55.6
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: continue.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: travel; move along a physical path.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CONTINUE PP{P NP[location]}

The fly continued along the window sill.
Just continue down Main Street for three blocks, then turn left.
The car continued up the hill, then parked in front of a blue house.

VerbNet: escape-51.1-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: continue.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4