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you didn't its Shana from espresso

English dotnet and today I want to clear

up some confusion around the words

remember and remind because I see a lot

of English learners make mistakes with

these words so today I'm going to teach

you the difference and I'm going to

teach you some different ways to use

them in sentences so the difference

between remember and remind I use

remember when I'm thinking about some

things that happened in the past so I

remember going to the beach with my

grandparents when I was a child I

remember swimming in the ocean I

remember that we used to make lunch and

take it to the beach so that we could

stay there all day so these are past

memories that I'm thinking about I

remember going to the beach with my

grandparents as a child now you remember

when you yourself think about the

memories and use remind when someone

else makes you think about something or

something else makes you think about

something for example the dentist

recently called me to remind me that I

have a dentist appointment on Friday so

I wasn't thinking about it myself but

the dentist reminded me the dentist made

me think about my appointment okay

or I could say I could hear a song on

the radio and say this song reminds me

of my first boyfriend because he really

liked that song so I wasn't thinking

about him but the song reminded me the

song made me think about him alright so

that's the important difference use

remember when you think about memories

yourself and use remind when someone or

something else makes you think about

those memories so now let's learn some

different ways to

use these words in a sentence we can

remember a noun so if people are talking

about a game they used to play when they

were children you could say oh yeah I

remember that game game is a noun so I

remember that game we can also use

remember Plus that and a subject and

verb so in thinking about my first grade

teacher I remember that she had brown

hair and I remember that she always

tried to make class fun

so that's remember plus that and then a

subject and verb actually some native

English speakers don't even say that

they would just say I remember she had a

brown hair I remember she always tried

to make class fun so it's possible to

eliminate the word that and just use

remember with the subject and verb now

if we have a verb

immediately after the word remember

there are two possibilities we can use

remember plus the ing form of the verb

to talk about remembering past actions

in general so like I said earlier I

remember going to the beach

I remember swimming in the ocean I

remember playing in the sand I'm

thinking about these past actions and so

I use I remember plus the ing form of

the verb it's also possible to use

remember to and we usually use remember

to when talking about a task for example

if I'm going out of the house and my

husband wants to tell me to do some

tasks he could say remember to put gas

in the car because the car needs gas

that's a task I need to do so he would

say remember to put gas in the car or

remember to go to the post office and

mail the letter so whenever we use

whenever we have a task

that we need to remember and not forget

then we remember to do the task but when

talking about memories of past actions

in general then we use remember + ing I

remember swimming in the ocean when I

was younger let's look at some sentences

with remind so the word remind is always

followed by a person okay

my dentist reminded me about my

appointment or I reminded my brother

to take out the garbage because today is

the day for the garbage pickup or I

reminded my students to do their

homework okay so these are all examples

of remind remind is always followed by a

person and then after that we can have

these structures you can remind someone

that so my dentist reminded me that I

have an appointment or I reminded my

husband that the car needs gas

something can also remind you of someone

or something else so those were the

examples of this song reminds me of my

boyfriend or this food reminds me of my

grandmother after of we have a noun

I could also say I read an article

recently and the article reminded me of

a book that I read in the past okay so

you can remind someone of a noun and

when we have a task then remind the

person to do the task so my husband

reminded me to put gas in the car or I

reminded my brother to take out the

garbage again with - we use it for tasks

that we need to do so I hope that you

now understand the difference between

remember I remember something myself and

remind something else or some

else reminds me all right and if you

want to learn more please check out my

book that's called 600 plus confusing

English words explained and in this book

I have lots of words like remember and

remind that my English students often

confuse and in the book I really explain

everything with lots of examples and I

try to make it extremely clear so that

you can understand the difference and

use the words more confidently so that

you you won't be afraid of making

mistakes with them so before we go I

want to give you some homework and that

is to write a comment on this video

using write two or three sentences using

remember and remind one of these

structures that I taught you today and I

will tell you if your sentences are

correct or if there are any changes that

should be made alright so give it a try

write a comment to put these words into

practice and please make sure to like

this video and share it with other

English learners bye for now I'll see

you next time

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