[Vocabulary] What is the difference between 'prompt' and 'remind'?

lauratin

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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).
 

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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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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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