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I looked for Cambridge dictionary to know the difference between stop-verb-ing form and stop-to-infinitive.

We use the -ing form after stop to indicate that an action or event is no longer continuing:

We use the to-infinitive after stop to indicate that someone stops doing something in order to do something else:

So here's my quesiton.

I want to stop using "I" at beginning of sentence.

vs

I want to stop to use "I" at beginning of sentence.

(When I start to speak and write in English, I always express that "I am, I was, I can," and who know what else any other verbs. It make me that I feel like that I always try to introduce myself.)

  • What is unclear about the quoted text? – James K Mar 8 '18 at 15:06
  • They are clear but I don't know when I say that "I want to stop using or I want to stop to use" about the difference. Which is more natural – Ted Mar 8 '18 at 15:09
  • The second one is funny because consider this: I want to stop to get some food. So, your second sentence would therefore mean: You want to stop [doing something] so you can use "I" at the beginning of a sentence... – Lambie Mar 8 '18 at 16:16
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The rules you quote may be clearer with examples:

We use the -ing form after stop to indicate that an action or event is no longer continuing:

John stopped running. ... means that John had been running but then stopped

We use the to-infinitive after stop to indicate that someone stops doing something in order to do something else:"

John stopped to catch his breath. ... means that John had been doing something else but then stopped so he could catch his breath.

The two can in fact be combined:

John stopped running to catch his breath. ... means that John had been running but then stopped running so he could catch his breath.

So what you want to say is:

I want to stop using I at the beginning of sentences.

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