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    The use of the verb "stop"

    Dear sir,
    I'd like to know the difference between the use of the verb "stop + verb + ing" and "stop + to + verb." Moreover, I want to know whether there are other verbs which obey to the same rule.
    Thank you

    Yours truly
    Nannou

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    Re: The use of the verb "stop"

    Consider the following sentences:

    1- I was driving along the highway but I stopped to smoke a ciggie.
    2- I've stopped somoking. I'll never smoke again.

    In 1. stop + to do sth refers to stopping doing something in order to do something else.
    In 2. stop + doing sth refers to quitting an activity.

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    Re: Thank you

    Thanks a lot for your help

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