"Stop" 사용하기

Stop + 동명사는 진행중인 행동이 종료됨을 의미합니다. 이 두 동사들간에 원인 관계는 없습니다.

  • I stopped working for them last year.
  • I have stopped cycling to work.
  • Could you stop bringing your dog to the office?
  • He stopped eating meat in January.

Stop + 부정사 는 다른 것을 하기 위해서 행위를 방해함을 의미하므로, 이 부정사는 멈춤의 목적을 표현하기 위해서 사용됩니다.

  • I stopped to have lunch at 12:00.
  • It's difficult to concentrate on what you are doing if you have to stop to answer the phone every five minutes.
  • We stopped to look at the wildflowers.
  • I stopped to take a break, but I'll start again soon.