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I would like to know which phrasal verb is the correct one to be used when talking about an appointment.

I have heard some say remind about is the correct one because it talks about something in the future that I have to do. And I have heard others say remind of is the correct one because it's the one to be used for something already set such as an appointment.

So, what do you think? Which one should I use in this case?

Here are a few example sentences:

  1. The alarm reminded Tim of his appointment.
  2. The alarm reminded Tim about his appointment.
  3. Thank you for reminding me of my doctor's appointment tomorrow—I had completely forgotten!
  4. Thank you for reminding me about my doctor's appointment tomorrow—I had completely forgotten!
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  • One might use remind about more broadly: “reminding me about Chicago” means reminding me about something relating to Chicago, which could be an upcoming event there or that Chicago is an exception to something I just said. Aug 30, 2019 at 22:14

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Both are correct, and you have correctly described the distinction. I personally use both. I would not call one more correct than the other. I'm not aware of any regional differences with regard to preferring one form over the other.

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Both are right. Preferably, remind of is used for occasions Remind about, is used for items

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