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    quite remember

    Hello,

    I wonder if 'quite' collocates with 'remember". I haven't found it in my collocations dictionary, but something tells me it's possible

    I quite remember locking the door.

    Thank you!

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    Re: quite remember

    We usually "don't quite remember."

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    Re: quite remember

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    I quite remember locking the door.
    Clearly, distinctly and, in a more appropriate context vividly collocate frequently with affirmative remember.

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    Re: quite remember

    In order of certainty (or lack of it!)

    Damn! I forgot to lock the door.
    I don't think I locked the door.
    Hmm, did I remember to lock the door?
    I don't quite remember locking the door.
    I don't remember locking the door.
    I think I remember locking the door.
    I vaguely remember locking the door.
    I remember locking the door.
    I clearly remember locking the door.
    I distinctly remember locking the door.
    I vividly remember locking the door.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: quite remember

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In order of certainty (or lack of it!)

    Damn! I forgot to lock the door....

    etc
    These words do not, of course, necessarily bear any relation to whether the door was actually locked. In the days when we still spoke, I remember dialogues such as:

    Mrs 5jj: I don't think you locked the door when we left.
    5jj (confidently): I distinctly remember locking the door, Fuzzikins.
    Mrs 5jj (sweetly): Was that before or after you went back in to find your keys, Handsome?
    5jj: Before. I vividly remember that, and .... ah. I'd better go back.

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    Re: quite remember

    'Handsome'?

    You've got to be kidding!

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    Re: quite remember

    It's off-topic, but I can't resist the temptation to ask what image "Fuzzikins" is meant to conjure up

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    Re: quite remember

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    It's off-topic, but I can't resist the temptation to ask what image "Fuzzikins" is meant to conjure up
    This is my mental image: A Baby Hedgehog
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: quite remember

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    It's off-topic, but I can't resist the temptation to ask what image "Fuzzikins" is meant to conjure up
    If the topic is my wife, I am delighted to be off-topic.

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