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    What is the difference between 'prompt' and 'remind'?

    Can anyone help me figure it out ,....
    thank you so much

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    Re: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROMPT AND REMIND ?

    Why don't you write a few sentences where you're not sure which one to use.

    Usually "prompt" is used in acting/performance, in computers, and perhaps a parent prompting a child to use "the magic words" (please, thank you).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROMPT AND REMIND ?

    "Prompt" can be used in business contexts when you are expecting a response.

    "I haven't heard from Jim. I'll prompt him."

    But "remind" or "reminder" is much more common. Especially when writing to someone.

    "This is a reminder that I still need a response on this issue."

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    Re: What is the difference between 'prompt' and 'remind'?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauratin View Post
    Can anyone please help me figure it out?

    Thank you so much.
    Please note that I have amended your thread title.

    I couldn't face having it shouting at me until it fell off the bottom of the page.

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