Many learners make mistakes with the verbs remember and remind. So, in this post I am going to explain the difference.
Remember and remind have similar meanings but there is a very important difference in how they are used.
If you remember something, it appears in your head. In other words, you remember something yourself.
I remember my birthday.
Did you remember to close the door?
Remember to call me next week.
I can’t remember her name.
If other people remind you of things, they make you remember them. In other words, somebody else causes you to remember something.
She reminds me of my mother.
Remind me to buy you a coffee next time we go out.
You forgot to remind me about your birthday.
He reminded me that I need to get a haircut.
This dialogue shows the difference: