**The continuation of the strike caused a lot of hardship **

Today's lecture is in continuation with the previous lectures.

Explain the difference.

Thank you.

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    Is the second example something you have seen written by a native English speaker? To me, it sounds awkward and unnatural. I would rather have written, "Today's lecture is a continuation of the previous lectures", or, "Today's lecture continues the topics discussed in previous lectures"
    – Andrew
    Mar 3, 2019 at 0:43
  • Yeah, I agree, it doesn't sound something I would hear from a native speaker. Have you found any example on Google?
    – Sayaman
    Mar 3, 2019 at 1:18
  • No, I couldn't found on Google. Mar 3, 2019 at 1:21
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it seems to be based on an incorrect English expression.
    – Andrew
    Mar 4, 2019 at 16:46

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The second example is different from the first in that it is wrong. The correct version, if I have interpreted correctly, would be:

Today's lecture is a continuation of the previous lectures.

If continuation is followed by anything it's usually of:

Google ngram graph of "continuation of", showing it highly dominant over "continuation in/to/with".

This graph from Google ngram, and shows the incidence of these different phrases in the corpus that Google has compiled (based on books, I believe).

In modern usage, every continuation is a continuation of something. Even when another word follows it instead, there's an implicit of something, except where the word refers to the idea of a continuation in the abstract.

  • Can I say "something is in continuation" ? Mar 22, 2019 at 11:09
  • Something can be described as "in continuation of" something else, yes. It's not that common as a phrasing, but it's reasonably well-attested.
    – SamBC
    Mar 22, 2019 at 12:02

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