9/10/19 REMIND & REMEMBER
Remember If we remember someone or something, we keep that person or thing in our mind or we bring that person or thing back to our mind: I will always remember you. You have helped me so much. Not: I will always remind you. Suddenly I remembered that I had promised to ring my mother. Remember + to-infinitive means that we don’t forget to do something: Remember to save your work often, just in case your computer crashes. Remember + the -ing form of a verb means ‘have a memory of something we did or of something that happened in the past’: remember meeting her once. It must have been about five years ago. Not: I remember to meet her once … She said she didn’t remember getting an email from him. We can also use remember + object + to when we ask someone to ‘give regards to’ or ‘say hello to’ someone: A: Remember me to your parents when you see them. B: I will. They always ask about you. Remind If a person or thing reminds you of someone or something, they make you think of that person or thing, or they resemble that person or thing: That song always reminds me of the time I fell in love with an Italian girl. Not: … always remembers me of the time … Jason reminded me of my father. They had the same eyes and the same way of talking. Not: Jason reminded me my father. If we remind someone to do something or about something, we make them remember it or help them not to forget it: He’s probably forgotten he was supposed to be here at 6. Shall I ring him and remind him? Remind me to email Tony today; otherwise I’ll probably forget. Not: Remember me to email Tony today;