I hope you are all well.
He stopped to smoke.
Is to smoke a complement of stop or is it an infinitive-of-purpose adjunct?
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As you will tell from my answers, I like to focus on readability. At the satisfaction of my readers. Always imagining that they could give me a star rating based on the enjoyment of my book or sentence.
So for me, I think you need to clarify for the reader what you're trying to say.
Are you just missing a comma? as in, "he stopped, to smoke." an infinitive-of-purpose adjunct?