Sometimes when I write I get stupid mental blocks, such as suddenly realising I don't know if that comma I just used should really be a full stop. The one I'm having now is just as bizarre. Can one hesitate 'for a moment'. Or do they simply hesitate? Somewhere in the back of my mind, a little voice is telling me the 'for a moment' is redundant, as momentarily is the only way a person can hesitate anyway. John hesitated. "I lost it all," he said. John hesitated for a moment. "I lost it all," he said. ?