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Default Re: "lasts" or "continues"?

Well, when you use the word 'continue', it implies a point of reference.

For example, the party continued for three hours after I left. I left, but the party continued.

>>The festival continues for three days.

This sounds odd without a point of reference.

>>The festival begins on Friday and continues for three days.

Ahh... now it sounds correct.

In informal speech, we'd use 'go on':

>>The festival goes on for three days.
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