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Have you forgotten _________ 1000 from me last month?

A. borrowing
B. to borrow
C. borrowed

The answer is A, but why not C? Can anybody kindly explain this to me?

  • Have you forgotten to borrow £100 from me last month would be an unusual thing to say, but it would mean something along the lines of Although you were supposed to borrow £100 from me, you didn't in fact do so. Is that because you forgot? – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Nov 15 '18 at 18:46
  • I would say "Have you forgotten about borrowing $1000 from me last month?" – user3169 Nov 17 '18 at 5:40
  • borrowing is a noun. That's why. – Lambie Jun 11 '19 at 17:09
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Have you forgotten that you borrowed $1000 from me last month?

Have you forgotten borrowing $1000 from me last month?

Have you forgotten to pay me back the money you borrowed from me last month?

Have you forgotten your wallet.

Have you forgotten who, what, when, where, why, how, whether, if...

Those are the ways the verb forget can be complemented.

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