Monday, April 22, 2013

ongoingly/currently, continuously: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, April 22, 2013

ongoingly/currently, continuously
“Ongoingly” is not standard English. When something is occurring in an ongoing manner, you can speak of it as happening “currently” or “continuously.”


  1. This is one of those errors that has to do with natural language evolution. "Standard" is what's commonly used, not a blessed committee somewhere.

  2. Ongoingly is certainly the correct usage of the term, when one wishes to convey a prospective continuation of a defined task - just for example...

  3. Although I object to this term's common omission, with insistence toward its necessity, I relent that in some cases, it could be substituted by the term "thereafter", with the mere (perhaps insufficient) 'implication' that the discussed event or action would continue to occur.