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What is the difference between the following two questions?

  1. "Now I will stop check {somethings}."

  2. "I will stop check {somethings} now."

I don't know the correct position of the word "now".

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  • I meaning "to stop check something"@Jasper
    – illiterate
    Mar 29, 2019 at 8:01

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I am not sure if the sentences sound right to native speakers, but I would change them to

Now, I will stop checking it.

I will stop checking it now.

Regarding the position of now: both are absolutely fine and, I believe, are equally used. To me, the former slightly emphasizes the time period (I also put a comma there).

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Your sentence structure is wrong. These will be as below:

Now I will stop checking facebook statuses.

Or

I will stop checking facebook statuses now.

Check the grammar basic below:

Verbs followed by ‘ing’ or by ‘to + infinitive’ (2) When one verb is followed by another, the second verb can either be an infinitive or an –ing form. Some verbs can be followed by either an infinitive, or an –ing form but with a change in meaning. These are some of the most common ones.

like

I like watching old films on TV. With an ‘ing’ form, ‘like’ means ‘enjoy’

I like to wash up as soon as I finish eating. I might not enjoy washing up but I think it’s the right thing to do.

Remember that ‘would like’ can only be followed by an infinitive.

I’d like to go to Japan next year if possible.-

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try

I’m trying to learn Japanese but it’s very difficult. Try + to + infinitive means that something is difficult and you make an attempt to do it.

Have you tried using butter instead of oil? Try + ‘ing’ means make an experiment. It’s not difficult – it might work, it might not.

stop

Stop + ‘ing’ tells us what has stopped. in this example, buying a newspaper.

I’ve stopped buying a newspaper every day to try to save money. Stop + to + infinitive tells us why something stopped. In this example, the reason that the bus stopped was to pick up the children.

The bus stopped to pick up the children.

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remember /forget

Don’t forget to post that letter to me. Did you remember to post that letter for me? Remember/forget + to + infinitive means that you remember something you have to do – a duty or a chore.

I’ll always remember meeting you for the first time. I’ll never forget meeting you for the first time. Remember/forget + ‘ing’ form means to remember something you did in the past – an event or an activity.

Examples are taken from the below link:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/intermediate-grammar/verbs-followed-ing-or-infinitive-2

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