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Remember to Do OR Remember Doing?

Verbs That Change in Meaning

Some verbs can take either the gerund of the infinitive. In many cases, there is little or no change in meaning. However, a number of these verbs have significant changes in meaning when they are followed by the gerund or infinitive form of the verb. Here are some of the most common:


Stop + Gerund => to finish doing an activity completely


The bank stopped making exceptions to mortgage underwriting guidelines while the financial world hopes for a turnaround.

Stop + Infinitive => to pause an action, usually some form of movement, in order to do something else


Ingrid stopped to check the affiliated company status before she went to the next meeting.


Forget + Gerund => to not remember doing a specific action


She forgets confirming the check routing symbol on the account.

Forget + Infinitive => to not remember to do something important


Our accountant seems to often forget to include the net yield column when balancing our books.


Remember + Gerund => to have the memory of doing an action


She remembers applying for the second mortgage last week.

Remember + Infinitive => to do an action you should do


He remembered to buy many shares when there was a bear market.