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Remember can be followed by -ing or to... with a dif_____ in meaning.

Remember can be followed by -ing or to... with a dif_____ in meaning.

I remember doing something = I did it an now I remember this. You remember doing something afer you have done it. (Se souvenir d'avoit fait qqch.)

I know I locked the door. I clearly remember locking it. (= I locked it, and now I remember this)

He could remember driving along the road before the accident, but not the accident itself.

I remembered to do something = I remembered that I had to do it, so I dit it. You remember to do something before you do it. (Se souvenir de faire qqch.)

I remembered to lock the door, but I forgot to shut down the windows (= I remembered I had to lock, ans so I locked it).

Please remember to mail the letter. (= don't forget to mail it)

 

 

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Regret can be followed by -ing or to... with a dif_____ in meaning.

Regret can be followed by -ing or to... with a dif_____ in meaning.

I regret doing something = I dit it and now I'm sorry about it. (Regretter d'avoir fait)

I now regret saying what I said. I shouldn've said it.

It began to get cold and he regretted not wearing his coat. 

I regret to say / to tell / to inform = I'm sorry that I have to say... (Regretter de + obj. + inf.)

We regret to inform you that we cannot offer you the job.

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Go on can be followed by -ing or to... with a dif_____ in meaning.

Go on can be followed by -ing or to... with a dif_____ in meaning.

Go on doing something = continue doing the same thing (continuer à faire qqch.):

The president went on talking for hours.

We need to change. We can't go on living like this.

Go on to do something = do or say something new (se mettre à faire qqch.):

After discussing the economy, the president then went on to talk about foreigh policy.

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Begin, start, continue, bother can be followed by -ing or to... with n_ dif_____ in meaning.

Beginstartcontinuebother can be followed by -ing or to... with no difference in meaning.

It has started raining or It has started to rain.

Don't bother locking the door or Don't bother to lock the door.

But not normally use -ing after -ing:

It's starting to rain. (not It's starting raining)

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Please remember to lock/locking the door when you go out.

Please remember to lock the door when you go out.

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You lent me some money few months ago. I did? Are you sure? I don't remember to lend/lending you any money.

You lent me some money few months ago. I did? Are you sure? I don't remember lending you any money.

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Did you remember to call/calling your sister. Oh no, I completely forgot. I'll car her tomorrow.

Did you remember to call your sister. Oh no, I completely forgot. I'll car her tomorrow.

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When you see Amanda, remember to say/saying hello for me, OK?

When you see Amanda, remember to say hello for me, OK?

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Someone must have taken my bag. I clearly remember to put/putting it by the window.

Someone must have taken my bag. I clearly remember putting it by the window.

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