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  • Hi everyone, James from BBC Learning English here.

  • Today, we're going to look at the difference

  • between 'forget to do' and 'forget doing'.

  • Take a look at these examples:

  • 'I forgot to lock the door.'

  • 'I forgot locking the door.'

  • Notice the difference in the way that I said

  • these examples.

  • When we use the verb 'forget' followed by the

  • infinitive with 'to', it means that 'you

  • were supposed to do something, but you didn't

  • actually do it.'

  • So, I was supposed to lock the door, but I didn't.

  • However, when you we use the verb 'forget' followed by

  • aning verb, it means that 'you did do

  • something, but you have no memory of it'.

  • So I did lock the door, but I don't recall it.

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  • channel. Bye everyone!

Hi everyone, James from BBC Learning English here.

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