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 computer stopped processing the packets of data.
Stop + Infinitive => to pause an action, usually some form of movement, in order to do something else
Ingrid stopped to check her page ranking before she posted her latest blog entry.
Forget + Gerund => to not remember doing a specific action
He forgets checking the page views statistics and has to check again.
Forget + Infinitive => to not remember to do something important
Lorenzo forgot to ask Frederic to partition the hard disc last week.
Remember + Gerund => to have the memory of doing an action
He remembers seeing the user pasting the text into the body of the email.
Remember + Infinitive => to do an action you should do
I remembered to attach the patch cord to the computer before I left the office.