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    #1

    recollect/remind/remember

    Hi

    When I look back and recollect/remind myself/remember/ that crazy month then ...

    --- Which is correct: "recollect", "remind myself", "remember"? There is no "myself" after the word "recollect", isn't there?

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    #2

    Re: recollect/remind/remember

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    When I look back and recollect/remind myself/remember/ that crazy month then ...

    --- Which is correct: "recollect", "remind myself", "remember"? There is no "myself" after the word "recollect", isn't there?
    Hello,
    Yes that's right. 'Myself' is used because 'smth (or smb) reminds smb of something':
    I can 'remind myself of that crazy month'.
    I can 'recollect or remember that crazy month' - not 'I can remember / recollect myself that crazy month'.

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    #3

    Re: recollect/remind/remember

    I like recollect here, it seems more pensive and active than remember, which is already implied by looking back.

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