Please check whether the sentence is correct or incorrect.
Is the following sentence correct or incorrect?
As the taxi halted to a stop, ....
'Halted to a stop' is actually what I'm asking. Since 'halt' already means stop, I'm basically confused.
It is correct, but I just think that 'came to a stop' (as suggested by Lewis) sounds better.
It is true that 'halted to a stop' is, strictly logically speaking, redundant. But language is not made up of formal logical statements. As it happens, there are plenty of attested examples of 'halted to a stop' in published literature (see e.g. here). So it is all a question of style and taste...
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