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continue by (doing something)

To persist in something or take the next step toward a particular goal or outcome. Once you're done cleaning the bathroom, you can continue by sweeping the hallway—that's the last area we need to clean before the dinner party.
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continue with (something)

To maintain the action that one has been doing. After that unexplained crash in the hallway, the professor had a hard time continuing with his lecture.
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Can we continue this later?

A request to resume a conversation with someone at a later time. I have to run to a meeting, so can we continue this later? I really want to hear the rest of your thoughts on the merger.
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the wheels turn

Progress is being or continues to be made. Typically used in conjunction with verbs like "continue" or "keep." We need to keep the wheels turning with this project or we're not going to make the January deadline. Despite the turmoil in the studio, the wheels continued to turn, and the film eventually saw the light of day 15 years after it first started development.
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continue by doing something

to keep going by starting to do something else or the next step. You are doing very well in this piano lesson. Please continue by playing the other sonata. After the interruption, Wally continued by explaining his position on the trade negotiations.
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continue with something

to keep doing whatever was being done before. Oh, please continue with your discussion. Do you mind if I continue with my knitting as we talk?
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Could we continue this later?

 and Can we continue this later?
Could we go on with this conversation at a later time? As Mary and John were discussing something private, Bob entered the room. "Could we continue this later?" whispered John. "Yes, of course," answered Mary.
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the wheels turn

If you say that the wheels turn in a process or situation, you mean that progress is made. The wheels continue to turn on plans to convert the building into a bookstore. Note: You can also say that someone or something keeps the wheels turning to mean that they cause progress to be made. It is the small entrepreneurs of this country that keep the wheels of commerce turning.
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This is the largest consortium in North America, and it comes under the Continuing Education umbrella.
How have the different mediums of education--distance ed, hybrid ed, fast-track learning--changed the landscape of continuing ed?
After a surge in the second quarter, inventory investment remained substantial in the third quarter and appeared to be continuing at a robust pace in the current quarter.
The cumulative tax effect is included in income from continuing operations.
In his study of continuing education among special librarians, Fisher (1987) found that taking a full-term course was the least of ten used method among five options presented.
Although the agreement is not unambiguous, we think that the terms thereof better indicate a transaction between the L firm as such and T than they do a transaction between the continuing partners individually and T.
20-21: Continuing Education: Personality and Other Disorders; TAPE Educational Services; Toronto; www.
Essentially, there are two broad groups of people who take continuing education classes.
The truth is, this is not continuing education, and you should not have to settle for it.
The staff projection prepared for this meeting pointed to a continuing recovery in economic activity.
upfront advertising market was another challenging season with the results continuing to signal the changing economics of the broadcasting business and the results could reflect the reducing value the upfront market.
2-3: Early Years Conference: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education; Vancouver; [E] ipinfo@interchange.
Consumer spending had been weak on balance in recent months amid continuing indications of depressed consumer confidence and essentially no growth in disposable income.
Matritech's plan was submitted in response to a letter from AMEX dated September 21, 2006 in which AMEX informed the Company that it was not in compliance with certain continued listing standards, specifically, Section 1003(a)(i) of the Company Guide with shareholders' equity of less than $2,000,000 and losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in two of its three most recent fiscal years, Section 1003(a)(ii) of the Company Guide with shareholders' equity of less than $4,000,000 and losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in three of its four most recent fiscal years, and Section 1003(a)(iii) with shareholders' equity of less than $6,000,000 and losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in its five most recent fiscal years.
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