Is there a difference between remember to do something & remember doing something?
I totally agree but "remember to do something" can also be in the past (I remembered to call my mum on her birthday last week), so your explanation is a little simplified (although I completely understand why ).
I'm sure I don't have to reinvent the wheel here...does somebody know a good link with a comprehensive explanation for this?
Last edited by 2006; 03-Dec-2007 at 01:12.
First I'd like to thank you all for the help. So are these sentences correct?
I can remember playing with the kids in the park.
I remember seeing the flying saucer
And what about:
I will remember to call him.
But: I remembered to do pick up the kids at school. ---> correct??
They are technically correct but it would depend on the context. You are right in that "remember" + "to" is often about responsibilities or duties (such as picking up your kids at school) but in another situation that same context could be about the mental action of remembering or not remembering ("remember" + "ing"): I remember picking up the kids at school but I can't remember what I did after that!