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    Is there any semantic difference between these two below?

    This old desk reminds me of many things that happened in the past.
    Whenever I see this old desk, I remember many things that happened in the past.

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    The first could refer to a single incident.

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    Default Re: remind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The first could refer to a single incident.
    OH. I deleted 'always' by mistake. The original was this:

    This old desk always reminds me of many things that happened in the past.

    With 'always', is it almost the same?

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    Default Re: remind

    Yes, but I would probably use recall in the second.

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    What exactly do you think is the difference between 'recall' and 'remember'?

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