動詞 stop

動詞 stop 後面跟著動名詞不定詞意義是不一樣的。

stop + 動名詞
不定詞

戒除(習慣);(使)停止;中斷
中途暫停;逗留(...改做其他事)

The air conditioner has stopped working.

冷氣機已壞掉了。

停止做工,壞掉了。

I stopped to get some drink at Hi-Life while I walked home.

當我走回家時,我停下來在萊爾富買了些飲料。

暫時停下腳步,去做某事。

  • 如果你經常喊「狼來了」,人們會不再相信你。
  • If you cry wolf too often, people will stop to believe you.
  • If you cry wolf too often, people will stop believing you.

stop 若當作"戒除,停止(常做的事或習慣)"解釋時,後面習慣用動名詞。
"cry wolf" - 喊“狼來了”,或無事也抱怨。

Pay no attention. She is just crying wolf again.
不要理她。她只是再一次喊“狼來了”。

  • 我忍不住笑個不停。
  • I couldn't stop to laugh.
  • I couldn't stop laughing.

stop 若當作"(使)停下;中斷"解釋時,後面習慣用動名詞。

I've stopped _______ things that I can’t truly afford.

(A) buying (B) to buy

The last time she walked past the flower shop, she stopped _______ the roses.

(A) to smell (B) smelling

I stopped _______ meat about two years ago. Now I am a vegetarian.

(A) to eat (B) eating

We stop _______ the sunsets. We fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.

(A) watching (B) to watch

The passersby were in a hurry, and only a few stopped _______ as the musicians played.

(A) to listen (B) listening

I stopped _______ in fairy tales when I was nine years old.

(A) to believe (B) believing

While walking down the street, I saw an old friend. I stopped _______ hello.

(A) saying (B) to say

Grammar



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