Consider the following two sentences: (1) We should stop this project. (2) We should put a stop to this project.
Is there any difference? Do those 2 sentences imply different things? From what I understood, you can stop something habitual like stop eating chocolate, but you can only put a stop to something that’s been going for a while like a war, a talk, or someone’s behavior. I can kinda feel it if something doesn’t sound right but am not quite sure if my intuition is correct.