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I just remembered I've got to buy the cake

As far as i think i can't say I just remember to buy the cake

Because I remember would mean that is in my memory(that won't mean to recall, it would mean to retain or keep in memory)

(the process of remembering is now done and now I know that i have to buy the cake)

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You can use "just" with "remember" in the present perfect or simple past to express your having just remembered:

  • I've just remembered to buy the cake.
  • I just remembered to buy the cake.

BrE prefers the present perfect.

The simple present is impossible here. You cannot say:

  • *I just remember to buy the cake.

However, without the word "just", it would be possible to exclaim:

  • Now I remember! I've got to buy the cake.
  • Huh? 😅 You got me confused – user62691 Oct 10 '17 at 7:21
  • First you said i can use just remember to express having just remembered. Then you said the present simple is impossible here -_- – user62691 Oct 10 '17 at 7:22
  • I said you can use it in the present perfect or in the simple past. – rjpond Oct 10 '17 at 7:23
  • I just remember I've got to buy the cake or I just remember to buy the cake wont sound idiomatic. No? – user62691 Oct 10 '17 at 7:27
  • No, it won't. It should be "I've just remembered" or "I just remembered". I have edited my answer in the hope of making it clearer. – rjpond Oct 10 '17 at 7:30

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