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    It is very remiss of me.

    "It is very remiss/negligent/irresponsible/careless/unmindful of me to forget the password".

    Please check.
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    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    It is very careless of me to have forgotten the password.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "It is very remiss/negligent/irresponsible/careless/unmindful of me to forget the password".
    Depending on what it's the password to, all except 'unmindful' are possible.
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    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Depending on what it's the password to, all except 'unmindful' are possible.
    Any sentence can be used either Matthew's or mine, right?
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    #5

    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    "Remiss" isn't really a common word, outside of some phrases like "I would be remiss if I did not..."

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    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Remiss" isn't really a common word, outside of some phrases like "I would be remiss if I did not..."
    "It is very careless of me to forget the password" and "it is very careless of me to have forgotten the password. Do both the sentences have same meaning?

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    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "It is was very careless of me to forget the password" and "it It was is very careless of me to have forgotten the password." Do both the sentences have the same meaning?
    Yes, with the changes I've made above.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    I think the following comment about the perfect infinitive used in a past tense sentence applies to the OP's sentence.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'to have followed is, I suppose, technically wrong. As with my example above, few people will be bothered by it.
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    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think the following comment about the perfect infinitive used in a past tense sentence applies to the OP's sentence.
    Okay, if we are using past tense then only "have forgotten" is applicable, is it correct?

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    #10

    Re: It is very remiss of me.

    Not necessarily. You can say "It was very remiss/careless of me to forget my password".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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