-to stop-

Nota d'uso
a to stop doing st. indica l'interruzione di azioni ed eventi in svolgimento, o di azioni abituali: Stop crying!, smettila di piangere!; We stopped dealing with that firm, smettemmo di fare affari con quell'azienda.
b to stop to do st. indica invece che il soggetto interrompe ciò che sta facendo per fare altro: He stopped to silence the audience, si interruppe per zittire il pubblico; She didn't stop to think what she was doing, non si fermò a riflettere su ciò che stava facendo.

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