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    Anonymous Guest

    recall / remember / register

    I don't recall your name.
    I don't remember your name.
    Your name didn't register with me.


    which one is used most often in U.S?
    I mean in daily life.

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    Re: recall / remember / register

    Quote Originally Posted by zli79
    I don't recall your name.
    I don't remember your name.
    Your name didn't register with me.


    which one is used most often in U.S?
    I mean in daily life.
    I am not a teacher but have lived in several US states

    do not recall - has a polite ring to it
    do not remember - to the point
    did not register - do not use

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    Re: recall / remember / register

    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Quote Originally Posted by zli79
    I don't recall your name.
    I don't remember your name.
    Your name didn't register with me.


    which one is used most often in U.S?
    I mean in daily life.
    I am not a teacher but have lived in several US states

    do not recall - has a polite ring to it
    do not remember - to the point
    did not register - do not use
    I would love to see the reason why you suggested "do not use" on did not register.

    There is a subtle difference between do not recall and do not remember.
    do not recall - I try hard, but I can not remember
    do not remember - simply states a fact of no memory of something.

    do not register - I don't pay attention so I do not remember

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    Possibly because it might appear rude? If someone said that to me, I'd be surprised, but you'd have to admire their openness.

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