Stop doing vs stop to do
- He stopped eating his lunch.
- He stopped to eat his lunch.
What’s the difference?
Sentence 1 means that he was eating lunch and he stopped the action of eating.
Sentence 2 means that he was doing something (e.g. driving, working, etc.) and he stopped in order to eat.
- We use ‘stop + verb+ing’ to show that an action stops.
- We use ‘stop + infinitive with to’ to show that we stop an action so as to start a different one.
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