“You remember how you used to always play that song on your dad's stereo?”
You run into a close childhood friend that you haven't seen in several years. You're talking to each other about the past. You say this to remind him of something that happened to you a few times when you were both kids.
You remember how you used to always play that song on your dad's stereo?
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In very casual spoken English, people sometimes start questions with "You" instead of "Do you" or "Are you". For example:
You want something from the grocery store?
You sent it already?
You can talk about things that "used to" happen if:
- it happened in the past
- it happened more than 5 or 10 times (or for several weeks or months if it's something that's continuous)
- it doesn't happen any more.
My friend Jeremy and I used to get together on the weekends and play Nintendo for hours at a time.
When you're asking a question to a friend or family member, you sometimes leave "do" out of the question. A more formal way to ask this question is:
Do you remember how you always used to play that song on your dad's stereo?
When you are remembering a past situation, you can say "remember that (something happened):
Do you remember that we dressed as super heroes for Halloween in fifth grade?
However, this only means to remember the fact that something happened. A good answer to this question would be just "yes" or "no". When you want to talk about remembering the experience of an event, you use "remember how (something happened)":
Do you remember how we dressed as super heroes for Halloween in fifth grade?
The proper response to this question is to describe some detail of that memory:
Yeah, I was Batman and you were Spider-man.