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Hello everyone,

Are the following sentences correct?

1. He forgets greeting me.

2. He forgets to greet me.

3. He doesn't forget to greet me.

4. He doesn't forget greeting me.

5. He forgot greeting me.

6. He forgot to greet me.

7. I don't forget to visit him when I was young.

8. I don't forget visiting him when I was young.

9. I didn't forget visiting him when I was young.

10. I didn't forget to visit him when I was young.

11. I don't forget to visit him for the first time.

12. I don't forget visiting him for the first time.

I think "1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12" are correct, but the others are wrong.

Regards,

Joseph

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1. He forgets greeting me.

2. He forgets to greet me.

3. He doesn't forget to greet me.

4. He doesn't forget greeting me.

5. He forgot greeting me.

6. He forgot to greet me.

7. I don't forget to visit him when I was young.

8. I don't forget visiting him when I was young.

9. I didn't forget visiting him when I was young.

10. I didn't forget to visit him when I was young.

11. I don't forget to visit him for the first time.

12. I don't forget visiting him for the first time.

Joseph AI think "1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12" are correct, but the others are wrong.

See above.

2. He (always) forgets to greet me.
8. I remember visiting him when I was young.
12. I remember visiting him for the first time.

CJ

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CalifJim 1. He forgets greeting me.2. He forgets to greet me.3. He doesn't forget to greet me.4. He doesn't forget greeting me.5. He forgot greeting me.6. He forgot to greet me.7. I don't forget to visit him when I was young.8. I don't forget visiting him when I was young.9. I didn't forget visiting him when I was young.10. I didn't forget to visit him when I was young.11. I don't forget to visit him for the first time.12. I don't forget visiting him for the first time.

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CalifJimSee above.2. He (always) forgets to greet me.8. I remember visiting him when I was young.12. I remember visiting him for the first time.

Thanks a lot, CalifJim.

I think we can't use "remember+gerund" and "forget+gerund" in the following sentences. Is that right?

1. Don't forget to buy some eggs when you arrive at the market.👍

2. Remember to buy some eggs when you arrive at the market. 👍

3. Don't forget buying some eggs when you arrive at the market.👎

4. Remember buying some eggs when you arrive at the market.👎

Regards,

Joseph

CalifJim8. I don't forget visiting him when I was young.

Excuse me CalifJim, why did you strike through the above sentence?

I got the following sentence in Google:

’ll never forget travelling across Europe.

A. In the above sentence, can we use "forget to travel"?

B. CalifJim, don't "don't forget" and "never forget" have the same meaning?

I don't forget travelling across Europe.

I’ll never forget travelling across Europe.

I will not forget travelling across Europe.

Regards,

Joseph

Joseph AI think we can't use "remember+gerund" and "forget+gerund" in the following sentences. Is that right?

No. As you showed, we can use some of them, namely, the first two.

1. Don't forget to buy some eggs when you arrive at the market.👍

2. Remember to buy some eggs when you arrive at the market. 👍

3. Don't forget buying some eggs when you arrive at the market.👎

4. Remember buying some eggs when you arrive at the market.👎

CJ

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CalifJimNo. As you showed, we can use some of them, namely, the first two.1. Don't forget to buy some eggs when you arrive at the market.👍2. Remember to buy some eggs when you arrive at the market. 👍3. Don't forget buying some eggs when you arrive at the market.👎4. Remember buying some eggs when you arrive at the market.👎
Thanks a lot, CalifJim.
Joseph A8. I don't forget visiting him when I was young.

"don't forget" suggests "on a regular basis". Again and again. Habitually.

Similarly, I never forget visiting him when I was young doesn't work.

It's the tense in the first clause that's the problem. This one needs the present perfect.

I haven't forgot(ten) visiting him when I was young.

Joseph AI got the following sentence in Google: I’ll never forget travelling across Europe.

"will never" is OK. Future tense. It's the same as I will always remember traveling across Europe.

It turns out that "not forget" doesn't equal "remember" in the present tense. You can't express "I remember doing that" as "I don't forget doing that". It's probably because we think of 'remember' as stative. We continue to remember as time passes. And we think of 'forget' as dynamic. Once we forget, we don't continue to forget. We just forget once.

Joseph AA. In the above sentence, can we use "forget to travel"?

I'll never forget to travel across Europe. No. That doesn't make sense.

Joseph AB. CalifJim, don't "don't forget" and "never forget" have the same meaning?

No, not exactly. It depends on the verb, the tense, and what follows.

CJ

CalifJim"don't forget" suggests "on a regular basis". Again and again. Habitually.Similarly, I never forget visiting him when I was young doesn't work.It's the tense in the first clause that's the problem. This one needs the present perfect.I haven't forgot(ten) visiting him when I was young.Joseph AI got the following sentence in Google: I’ll never forget travelling across Europe."will never" is OK. Future tense. It's the same as I will always remember traveling across Europe.It turns out that "not forget" doesn't equal "remember" in the present tense. You can't express "I remember doing that" as "I don't forget doing that". It's probably because we think of 'remember' as stative. We continue to remember as time passes. And we think of 'forget' as dynamic. Once we forget, we don't continue to forget. We just forget once.Joseph AA. In the above sentence, can we use "forget to travel"?I'll never forget to travel across Europe. No. That doesn't make sense.Joseph AB. CalifJim, don't "don't forget" and "never forget" have the same meaning?No, not exactly. It depends on the verb, the tense, and what follows.

Thank you so much, CalifJim.

Your explanation was indeed useful!👍

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