There is a particular sentence that has raised some questions among my private tutors.
You're asked to determine whether 持续 or 继续 is correct, or that both are correct.
The correct answer according to the answer model is:
Both of my private tutors believe it should be:
They argue that the first clause indicates that your life stops at the moment you're happy or sad, for instance, when you've lost your wife, you will feel terrible, not go to work and only lie in bed. At that time, your friends can say:
I know that the main difference between 持续 and 继续 is that 持续 indicates that the action doesn't stop from beginning to end (continuously), while 继续 indicates that there is be a stop during the action (to continue).
Question: What should be the correct answer, backed by reasoning and preferably sources.