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The police officer keeps firing at the man. Suddenly his gun runs out of bullets. He reaches into his bag, takes out another gun and resumes/continues firing at the man.

Is "resumes" more fitting than "continues" here because he stopped shooting when he ran out of bullets?

  • His gun runs out of bullets (plural). – Michael Harvey Aug 18 at 10:03
  • Have you compared the meanings of "resume" and "continue" in a dictionary? – Michael Harvey Aug 18 at 11:11
  • I have, but I'm still not sure. Especially about "continue". – user118626 Aug 18 at 11:25
  • To resume is to continue after an interval of time; you can use either. – Michael Harvey Aug 18 at 11:39

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