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    "remind" without noun or pronoun

    I reminded everybody of the rules we had there.

    Could I say it without "everybody":

    I reminded of the rules we had there.

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    Re: "remind" without noun or pronoun

    No, you must say who it was that received your reminder.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "remind" without noun or pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by ndexter View Post
    I reminded everybody of the rules we had there.

    Could I say it without "everybody":

    I reminded of the rules we had there.
    No. You have to "remind someone of something" ("to prompt them to remember something").

    I reminded everyone of the rules.
    I reminded my friend of the great holiday we shared.
    He reminded me to go to the store.

    However (!), it is possible to use "to be reminded of" which means "to be caused to remember something".

    I was watching a film and I was reminded of another film I had seen the previous year.
    He was talking to a friend about dogs and he was reminded of a beautiful puppy he had as a child.

    "To remind" can also be used like this:

    He reminded me of his brother = He looked similar to his brother.
    The hotel reminded me of another one in Spain = The hotel was similar to another hotel.

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    Re: "remind" without noun or pronoun

    The verb 'remind' needs an object. On the other hand the related noun ('reminder'') doesn't require the person reminded to be expressed: 'I had almost forgotten how beautiful she was, but the photo I found in the attic was a reminder.'

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