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araveg
Spain

HELP
 
 
Hi dear friends ,
 
I have  doubth .
 
I have to rephrase this sentence  and I have to use the verb remember again 
 
 " I don īt remember if locked the gate this morning"
 
Which is the right answer:
 
I  don īt remember locking the gate this morning.
I don īt remember having locked the gate thismorning
 
 
 
 
And .......... is this preposition OK?
 
The health of our planet is OUT OF risk
 
 
 
Thanks in advance
 
 
 
 

27 Dec 2014      



Gi2gi
Georgia

There is little difference between
 
I don īt remember locking the gate this morning.
I don īt remember having locked the gate this morning
 
The use  of perfect gerund does imply that the action expressed by the non-finite form (having locked) precedes that of the main verb - predicate (remember). The same thing is true in the first sentence (although used in the non-perfect form - locking) it is clear that the action expressed by the gerund has already ended.
 
Cheers, Giorgi
 

27 Dec 2014     



Apodo
Australia

The health of our planet is AT risk. 

I agree with Giorgi on the other answer. Iīd probably say:
 I donīt remember locking the gate this morning.

27 Dec 2014     



araveg
Spain

 
   Thanks a lot for your help.

28 Dec 2014