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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    Smile I cant remember

    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    could you shed some light on this?

    I can't remember
    ... if I have seen this film before
    ... seeing that movie

    I don't remember...
    ... seeing that movie
    ... if I saw that movie

    Thanks

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    Re: I cant remember

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    could you shed some light on this?

    I can't remember
    ... if I have seen this film before
    ... seeing that movie

    I don't remember...
    ... seeing that movie
    ... if I saw that movie if (or: whether) I have seen that movie

    Thanks
    Not a teacher. I think all are fine except the last one.

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    #3

    Re: I cant remember

    .. if I saw that movie if (or: whether) I have seen that movie

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Not a teacher. I think all are fine except the last one.

  4. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
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    #4

    Re: I cant remember

    In American English, all the examples work and mean the same thing, including the whether suggestion.

    Whether is actually better, but if is fine for informal conversation.

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]

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