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    #1

    Remember about

    Hello

    I am a bit confused about using remember + about to express the following idea:

    1. I hardly remember about Eric's birthday.
    2. Do you remember about Eric's birthday? Don't forger to buy a gift.

    Are these sentences OK?

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    #2

    Re: Remember about

    Both sentences would be more natural without "about".

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    #3

    Re: Remember about

    By the way, Eric is invariably a man's name in English, so you would be unlikely to need to buy Eric a present for her birthday. If it's Eric, then use "his". If it's Erica, use "her".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Remember about

    Hmmm. I don't see a "her" in the OP's post.

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    #5

    Re: Remember about

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Hmmm. I don't see a "her" in the OP's post.
    It's probably because of the OP's 'forger'.

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    Re: Remember about

    Yup, tz is right. I was reading it on my phone and I saw "don't forger to buy a gift" as "don't forget to buy her a gift". Apologies.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Remember about

    "Remember + about" can be used in another sense, as long as you put an indefinite pronoun between them.
    "Do you remember anything about your childhood?"
    "I got so drunk last night, I remember nothing about the party!"
    "Try to remember something about what I taught you."
    An 'about' phrase is common with 'remember' in this context.

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    Re: Remember about

    'I don't remember much about my childhood.'
    Is 'much' an indefinite pronoun?

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    #9

    Re: Remember about

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I don't remember much about my childhood.'
    Is 'much' an indefinite pronoun?
    Yes
    http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000027.htm
    I'm not suggesting that you can put just any indefinite pronoun there though.
    There are other words you can put there too - though I'm not recommending them:
    "I don't remember jack sh*t about my childhood" (vulgar)
    The dictionary below describes this as a noun, but I'd call it an honorary indefinite pronoun in this case. There are other slang terms that could fit there too.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/jack+shit

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    Re: Remember about

    I wouldn't use a negative there: I remember jack sh*t about my childhood.

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