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    remember/don't forget

    Don't forget to take your umbrella.
    Remember to take your umbrella
    Remember (to) take the medicine.


    Does "remember" need "to" after it? Strangely it seems to me that both with or without 'to' are fine.

    What would you say, please?

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    Re: remember/don't forget

    You are right, if you use the imperative 'take', which calls for a pause (comma) after the other imperative: Remember, take your medicine.

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    Re: remember/don't forget

    So: Remember, use a comma.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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