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    I forgot mailing the letter

    [I mailed the letter, but I forgot that I did that.]

    Is it natural to say “I forgot mailing the letter.” ?

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    Re: I forgot mailing the letter

    As an NES but not a teacher:

    Yes. It's possible, but I'd rather say "I forgot that I'd posted/mailed the letter".

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    Re: I forgot mailing the letter

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As an NES but not a teacher:

    Yes. It's possible, but I'd rather say "I forgot that I'd posted/mailed the letter".

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    Thanks, Route21.

    In spoken English, is it common to leave out the “that” as in your excellent example ?

    i.e I forgot I'd posted/mailed the letter.
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 22-Apr-2013 at 11:03.

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    Re: I forgot mailing the letter

    Yes. I believe you could omit "that", but I probably wouldn't.
    Maybe it's just a question of different styles.

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    Re: I forgot mailing the letter

    In Br Eng you could also say 'I forgot having posted the letter'.

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    Re: I forgot mailing the letter

    I would use:

    I forgot I posted the letter.
    I forgot I had posted the letter.
    I had forgotten posting the letter.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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