a persistent cough

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quietdandelion

Banned
Formosa/Chinese
Becaue she has had a persistent cough for over a month, the doctor decided to give Janine a thorough examination of her chest.


Could I say a continous cough? Thanks.
 
  • Brioche

    Senior Member
    Australia English
    No, a continuous cough would never stop. She would be coughing all day and all night.

    With a persistent cough, she could cough 5 times a day, every day.
     
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