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    I forgot locking my door.

    If I have forgotten locking my door and I do not have a memory of it. Is it natural to say ""I forgot locking my door."?

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    Re: I forgot locking my door.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    If I have forgotten locking my door and I do not have a memory of it. Is it natural to say ""I forgot locking my door."?

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    I would say "I don't remember locking my door". There is no need to add "I don't have a memory of it". It is the kind of thing we would not say regularly. We would say it occasionally when we leave the house, and then realise a short time later that we are not sure if we locked the door or not.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I forgot locking my door.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    If I have forgotten locking my door and I do not have a memory of it. Is it natural to say ""I forgot locking my door."?

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    The verb "forget" is one of those verbs that creates different meanings depending on its complement -- infinitive or gerund.

    I forgot to mail the letter. (I didn't mail the letter.)
    I forgot mailing the letter. (I mailed the letter)

    This is the same if you substitute "didn't remember" for "forgot"

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