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
They stopped meeting the objective last year.
Stop + Infinitive => to pause an action, usually some form of movement, in order to do something else
Bob stopped to talk to the reporter off the record.
Forget + Gerund => to not remember doing a specific action
Jon forgets offering on-the-job training to the new employee.
Forget + Infinitive => to not remember to do something important
Mary forgot to ask Paul to report back when he got caught up with the facts on the ground.
Remember + Gerund => to have the memory of doing an action
She remembers asking the focus group a series of bizarre questions.
Remember + Infinitive => to do an action you should do
I remembered to develop open source software for the project.