Remind and remember are not the same. If you remind
somebody about something, you make them remember it. Thus, remind
is a transitive verb, i.e. it always has an object which may be
followed by to + infinitive or a that-clause. Compare the following:
Remind me to send Denny an email about the change of
I reminded them that the dress rehearsal had been brought
forward to Wednesday.
I shouldn't need to remind you to wash your hands before
you sit down to eat.
When you say that somebody or something reminds you of
something, you associate it with a memory from your past:
She reminds me of The Princess Royal. They are so alike
in looks and appearance.
Doesn't this countryside remind you of Cornwall? It does
I think I know which one it is, but remind me of your house
If you remember something, you recall people or events to
your mind. Remember can be used transitively with an object
or intransitively without an object. It is often used with
to + infinitive and with when- where- or that-clauses.
Compare the following:
Do you remember the first time we sat under the stars,
listening to Beethoven's Ninth?
Do you remember when we first ate wild mushrooms? ~ Yes,
I can't remember where I've put the spare set of car keys.
Have you seen them?
Will you remember to collect your suit from the dry-cleaners
or shall I do it?
She remembered that she was going clubbing that evening and