Easily confused Remember and Remind


What’s the difference between remind and remember?

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Remember to or remember ..ing?

Remember means to use our memory to think about something

Remember  +ing is used to refer to a memory from the past

    • I remember going to primary school on the bus
    • My daughter remembers losing her first milk teeth


Do you remember when we visited ....?


Remember to .. is used in the English language to refer to using your memory for something that you still have (or had) to do.

Did you remember to buy some milk?

John! Will you remember to go to the dentist this afternoon?


Remind is to make another person use their memory about the past or something they have to do.


Can you remind me who scored the goals in the match yesterday?

I had to remind my son to do his homework.



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  2. Julia says:

    I always said “Remember him to take his bag to school” I suppose that’s not correct.