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    Forget/Forgot/is forgetting

    I would like to sort out all forms of FORGET.

    I have looked through some threads but haven't found a summary.

    Some suggested that 1) I forget you name. (= I don't remember your name)
    while 2) I forgot your name. (= I don't know it now, but I used to know it).

    I don't see a big differnce between them.

    Another one is 3) to be forgetting

    what meanings does it have except I almost forgot?

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    Re: Forget/Forgot/is forgetting

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    1) I forget your name. (= I don't remember your name)

    Just as appropriate is: "I've forgotten your name."

    2) I forgot your name.

    I would use this only with reference to a past forgetting: "I forgot your name last time we met, but I've remembered it this time."


    Another one is 3) to be forgetting.......what meanings does it have except I almost forgot?

    I don't think it is used in that way. I would use it as a recent, possibly temporary, thing: "I must be getting old - I'm forgetting to do all sorts of things these days."
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    Re: Forget/Forgot/is forgetting

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    1) I forget your name. (= I don't remember your name)

    Just as appropriate is: "I've forgotten your name."


    I think it should have two meanings at least

    1) "I've forgotten your name."
    2) I forget your name (every time I am asked about it)
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    2) I forgot your name.

    I would use this only with reference to a past forgetting: "I forgot your name last time we met, but I've remembered it this time."


    1) DO you find it plain wrong to use it in Present?

    - DO you remember my name?
    - I forgot it (I have forgotten it)
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    Another one is 3) to be forgetting.......what meanings does it have except I almost forgot?

    I don't think it is used in that way. I would use it as a recent, possibly temporary, thing: "I must be getting old - I'm forgetting to do all sorts of things these days."

    How so?

    I am forgetting my hat. - I know I am forgetting something. Oh, I almost forgot my hat!

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    Re: Forget/Forgot/is forgetting

    Fine.

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