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What is difference between two sentences below?

I stopped to talk to her.
I stopped talking to her.

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    This question is better asked on our sister site dedicated to helping people learning English as a foreign language, English Language Learners. I have voted to move it there. – Dan Bron Dec 26 '16 at 17:36
  • @Peter: Don't you think it needs more fixing? – Abbasi Dec 26 '16 at 21:29
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    @Abbasi What did you have in mind? The only other change might be "between the two sentences" but sometimes it is useful for an answerer to see the original to understand where the OP is coming from. – Peter Dec 26 '16 at 21:35
  • What did you have in mind? can be considered a non-good talk, I've flagged it of course. We also needed another the in what is the difference .... – Abbasi Dec 27 '16 at 8:42
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There is a significant difference between the two sentences.

The first sentence should be interpreted in full as:

"I stopped [some action e.g. walking] [in order] to talk to her"

The second sentence implies that you were talking to her but have now stopped.

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    As a footnote, context might make it clearer why you stopped talking to her, and for how long that stoppage was. For example: “We were talking about where to eat lunch when the lawn mower went by. She couldn’t hear what I was saying, so I stopped talking to her until it was past us.” Contrast that with: “I can’t believe my sister insulted my husband like that in front of the whole family. I’ve stopped talking to her.” – J.R. Dec 27 '16 at 2:38

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