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    to stop off and to stop over

    1) He was heading for a villa in the south of France but was planning to stop off in Paris for a couple of days before going on south.
    2) On his way home he is hoping to be able to stop over in Hong Kong for a day or two.

    I cannot catch the difference between these two verbs...In the book where I'm actually studying them it says that
    to stop off means to visit for a short time when on the way somewhere else
    to stop over means to stop somewhere for a period of time when you're in a long journey.

    Now, apart from the details, do you think there is a substantial difference between them? Or can I use these two verbs without cropping up problems of understanding towards who is listening to me when I use them?

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    Re: to stop off and to stop over

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Now, apart from the details, do you think there is a substantial difference between them?
    No

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