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 factory workers stopped following safety procedures last year.
Stop + Infinitive => to pause an action, usually some form of movement, in order to do something else
The restaurant business owner stopped to calculate his profits.
Forget + Gerund => to not remember doing a specific action
She forgot travelling by cruise ships.
Forget + Infinitive => to not remember to do something important
We forgot to ask the clerk about major attraction destinations in the area.
Remember + Gerund => to have the memory of doing an action
She remembers reading that people have nothing to lose but their chains.
Remember + Infinitive => to do an action you should do
I remembered to make the hotel reservations before we left on vacation.