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11 / 11 / 2005

REMEMBER TO DO VS. REMEMBER DOING: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we are going to learn the difference between the verb patterns remember to do and remember doing. As you will see, the form of the second verb (to do or doing) changes the meaning of the verb remember. REMEMBER TO DO It means: to remember (not to forget) that you must do something in the future. Example 1: Can you remember to pick up the shirts from the dry-cleaner's (tintorería)? They will be ready this afternoon. Example 2: I never remember to close the windows when I leave the house. Luckily, it's not usually a problem unless it rains! REMEMBER DOING It means: to have a memory about something that you did in the past. Example 3: Alan: I can't find my book! Lucy: Well, think for a moment. Do you remember reading it yesterday before you went to bed? Maybe it's still on the bedside table (mesita de noche). Example 4: I remember going camping with my family every summer when I was a child. At the time, I hated the long trips in the car, but when we arrived at our destination, I always had a wonderful time. You can also review the difference between REMIND and REMEMBER if you consult the Daily Vitamin archive dated 28 January, 2005. Cultural note: Today (November 11th) is Remembrance Day (also called Armistice Day or Veteran's Day). It is celebrated in many Commonwealth countries, as well as the U.S. and some northern European countries to remember the soldiers that died in the First World War, which ended on November 11th, 1918, and in other wars. If you would like to read more about Remembrance Day, click here. Remember to post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section, or would like a copy of the Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please send an email to Have a wonderful weekend!