forget to (do something)

When you "forget to do" something, it means that you wanted to do something, but you didn't do it because you forgot:

Oh, I forgot to lock the door. Hold on just a second.

Oh shoot. Remy called me yesterday and I forgot to call him back.

Notice that there is a different phrase for when you do something, but then later forget that you did it. That phrase is "I forgot that (clause)":

I forgot that she was a year younger than us. I thought we were all the same age.

I forgot that I had actually met him once before at Crystal's party. So I introduced myself to him again.

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