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Yes, I do remember #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:09 am   Yes, I do remember
 

remember (verb intransitive)
To have or use the power of memory
[Am. Heri. Dic.]

Do you remember it?
Yes, I do remember.

Is "remember" in the second sentence a intransitive verb? Given it is, isn't "remember" following by an understood 'it', "remember [it]" which would make "remember" a transitive? What is your thinking on this? Please let me know.
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Yes, I do remember #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:43 am   Yes, I do remember
 

"do" in this case is Auxiliary verb. It plays a role to emphasize the "remember" meaning. You can drop it and still be grammatical sentence.
They usually do not repeat the object in the answer because they have already mentioned it in the question. So without "it' in the answer.

Remember is "transitive" verb, Jackson.
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Yes, I do remember #3 (permalink) Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:47 am   Yes, I do remember
 

Cheng, are you okaying my explanation that 'it' is understood and therefore 'remember' is transitive?

Can you please provide me with an example where 'remember' is intransitive?
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Yes, I do remember #4 (permalink) Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:35 am   Yes, I do remember
 

Hi, Jackson
I mean "remember" is transitive verb, not intransitive. It must follow by object
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Yes, I do remember #5 (permalink) Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:48 pm   Yes, I do remember
 

"Remember" is both transitive and intransitive.
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Yes, I do remember #6 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:04 am   Yes, I do remember
 

Yes, Mordant, that's what I was saying. It seems Cheng is not aware of intransitive form because I think it's used rarely. Could you please have a look on my first post to guide me on the main issue? Thanks.
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Yes, I do remember #7 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:17 am   Yes, I do remember
 

Yes, it is intransitive. It's also not that rare a use. Often "remember" will appear without a direct object.
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Yes, I do remember #8 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:48 am   Yes, I do remember
 

Thanks a lot.
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