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    Default I forget or I forgot

    A: You went to Disneyland last week. What bus did you take to get there?
    B: 1. I forget
    B: 2. I forgot
    B: 3. I've forgotten

    Which of the above is correct?

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    Default Re: I forget or I forgot

    I forgot. Simple past of the verb forget, making reference to the fact that you no longer remember which bus you took. Also, notice that the question was made in the simple past.

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    Default Re: I forget or I forgot

    For me, only #1 and #3 are possible. You forget/have forgotten now what bus you took in the past.

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    Default Re: I forget or I forgot

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    I forgot. Simple past of the verb forget, making reference to the fact that you no longer remember which bus you took. Also, notice that the question was made in the simple past.

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    Tito, please read this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    Default Re: I forget or I forgot

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    For me, only #1 and #3 are possible. You forget/have forgotten now what bus you took in the past.
    Thanks 5jj.

    Does that mean the rule applies to the following?

    A: What's your name? I forget it. or I've forgotten it.

    I remember somebody said 'I forgot your name.
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    Default Re: I forget or I forgot

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Does that mean the rule applies to the following?

    A: What's your name? I forget it. or I've forgotten it.
    They are possible, but we'd be more likely to say, "I'm sorry, but I have forgotten your name" or, "I'm sorry, but I can't remember your name"
    I remember somebody said 'I forgot your name.
    In the right context, it's possible.

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