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    forget or forgot?

    I'm confused as to whether we should use 'forget' or 'forgot' in different situations.

    Should it be:

    1) Before I forget, or Before I forgot?

    2) I almost forget, or I almost forgot

    3) I forgot to bring my book or I've forgotten to bring my book (informing someone I didn't bring my book at that point of time)


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    Re: forget or forgot?

    1- It depends. If you want to say something now, then use the present. If you are talking about the past, the use 'forgot'.
    2- 'forgot' makes more sense as it is hard to almost forget in the present
    3- Both. If you arrived knowing that you hadn't brought them, then the past makes more sense. If you arrive, then remember, then the present perfect seems better.

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