AEE 360: Remember and Remind: How to Recall the Difference in English

remember versus remind in English

Do you get confused between “remember” and “remind” in English?

We hear students make this mistake all of the time and we are going to fix it today!

Let’s talk about the difference between the two words:

  • To remind: To tell someone about something. This usually involves two people or the person and something else that helps the person “remember”
  • To remember: This only happens with one person. There is information that the person recalls on their own without anything that “reminds” them.

 

Here are some common phrases:

  • Would you remind me your name?
  • Will you remind me to take out the trash on Wednesday night?
  • Did you remember to stop at the post office?

 

Listen to the role play between Lindsay and Michelle to get some great examples of how to use “remind” and “remember.”

 

Do you have trouble with these two words?

Let us know in the comments and write your sample sentences!

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