Remember to do vs Remember doing
记得去做 VS 记得做过
Welcome, everyone! Sam from BBC Learning English here.
You probably already know that in English we have some verbs that are always followed by the infinitive - for example: want. And other verbs that are always followed by the gerund - for example: enjoy.
But we also have some verbs in English that can be followed by either the infinitive or the gerund and the meaning will change, for example: remember
Remember to bring your umbrella - where first you remember and then you bring your umbrella. This is commonly used when talking about the future.
I remember meeting my best friend when I was little - where first I met my best friend and then I remembered it. This is now a memory, so it's commonly used when talking about the past.