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Halt vs. stop #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:46 am   Halt vs. stop
 

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ESL/EFL Test #123 "English tense explanations", question 7

But I should ......... myself from talking about

(a) control
(b) halt
(c) stop
(d) exact

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #123 "English tense explanations", answer 7

But I should stop myself from talking about

Correct answer: (c) stop

Your answer was: incorrect
But I should halt myself from talking about
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why use halt?

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Halt vs. stop #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:44 am   Halt vs. stop
 

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Don't use 'halt' here.

Stop, arrest, check, halt imply causing a cessation of movement or progress (literal or figurative). Stop is the general term for the idea: to stop a clock. Arrest usually refers to stopping by imposing a sudden and complete restraint: to arrest development. Check implies bringing about an abrupt, partial, or temporary stop: to check a trotting horse. To halt means to make a temporary stop, esp. one resulting from a command: to halt a company of soldiers. (Random House Dict)
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