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    Use of "remind"

    "Please remind me turning off the lights."
    "Please remind me turn off the lights."
    "Please remind me of turning off the lights."
    "Please remind me to turn off the lights."

    Which ones of these sentences are correct ?

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    #2

    Re: Use of "remind"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolan View Post
    "Please remind me turning off the lights."
    "Please remind me turn off the lights."
    "Please remind me of turning off the lights."
    "Please remind me to turn off the lights."

    Which ones of these sentences are correct ?
    Welcome to the forum, Dolan.

    With multiple choice questions, it is far too easy for us to simply give you the answer. We don't do that. You tell us which you think is the correct choice and also tell us why you think that (or why you think the others are wrong). After that, we will tell you our opinion and help you if you have got it wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    The fourth is correct, but my teacher told me that another is correct too.

    About the two firsts, I never seen "remind" without "to" or "of".
    And for the third, "remind of" doesn't mean that somebody have something to do later.

    Thanks for advising me

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolan View Post
    The fourth is correct, but my teacher told me that another one is correct too.
    The fourth is indeed correct, but it's the only one that is.
    About the two firsts first two , I have never seen "remind" without "to" or "of".
    Neither have I.
    And for the third, "remind of" doesn't mean that somebody have something to do later.
    Not exactly. A map of Italy reminds me of a boot. My mother's treatment of my father reminds me of her mother's treatment of my grandfather. If A reminds me of B, then A makes me remember or think about B.

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    Thank you a lot.

    Regards
    Last edited by Dolan; 07-Sep-2012 at 23:34.

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolan View Post
    I agree with you but you did't answer my question.
    I did.
    The fourth is indeed correct, but it's the only one that is.
    (Slight emphasis added).

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The fourth is indeed correct, but it's the only one that is.Neither have I.Not exactly. A map of Italy reminds me of a boot. My mother's treatment of my father reminds me of her mother's treatment of my grandfather. If A reminds me of B, then A makes me remember or think about B.
    I might be going slightly mad, but I can't see the post you were quoting anywhere. Has Dolan's post with the wording "The fourth is correct but my teacher told me another one is correct too" been deleted?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I might be going slightly mad, but I can't see the post you were quoting anywhere. Has Dolan's post with the wording "The fourth is correct but my teacher told me another one is correct too" been deleted?
    It appears that Dolan has indeed deleted it.

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I might be going slightly mad, but I can't see the post you were quoting anywhere. Has Dolan's post with the wording "The fourth is correct but my teacher told me another one is correct too" been deleted?
    Yes. Dolan deleted this:
    The fourth is correct, but my teacher told me that another is correct too.

    About the two firsts, I never seen "remind" without "to" or "of".
    And for the third, "remind of" doesn't mean that somebody have something to do later.

    Thanks for advising me
    I do wish that people would not delete what is part of an ongoing conversation.

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    Re: Use of "remind"

    I've "undeleted" it.

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