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    "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you". I think both can be used while you are face to face with a person. Can these sentences be used while having a conversation with someone online or over the phone?

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    Both can be used, but are very blunt, ie somewhat impolite.

    Better phrasing would be:

    I'm sorry, but I don't quite remember your name.

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    I'm sorry, but I don't quite recognise your voice.

    NB: I'm Canadian; we tend to apologize too much.
    Last edited by teechar; 16-Jan-2017 at 15:13. Reason: punctuation

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can these sentences be used while having a conversation with someone ... over the phone?
    I would use "I don't recognize your voice" instead of "I don't recognize you" in a phone conversation.

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    If you're text-chatting online (without pictures), you wouldn't be able to use either of the previous suggestions. You need to be able to see someone's face or hear their voice in order to use it.
    If someone sent you a text/chat message and you're not sure who they are, you'd have to say something like "Sorry, who is this? I don't recognise your name".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    In what way don't you recognise them?

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

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    In what way don't you recognise them?
    Like I was in a session so a person named XYZ kept sending me messages. That person wrote messages as if they knew me but I couldn't recognise the name of that person. I had never chatted with that person.

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    I would ask if they have changed their username.

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Like I was in a session so a person named XYZ kept sending me messages. That person wrote messages as if they knew me but I couldn't recognise the name of that person. I had never chatted with that person.
    I'm pretty sure I covered that in my last response, when I wrote "If someone sent you a text/chat message and you're not sure who they are, you'd have to say something like "Sorry, who is this? I don't recognise your name".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "I don't remember you" or "I don't recognise you".

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm pretty sure I covered that in my last response, when I wrote "If someone sent you a text/chat message and you're not sure who they are, you'd have to say something like "Sorry, who is this? I don't recognise your name".
    Yes, you did answer that but Tdol asked "In what way don't you recognise them?" So thats why I wrote that. I wasn't asking for answer.

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