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Please remember me to give it back.
Please remind me to give it back.

To remember is to have in mind: I remember what you told me. To remind is to make a person remember something.

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This book deals in common errors.
This book deals with common errors.
A bookseller deals with books.
A bookseller deals in books.

To deaf with means to have to do with, to deal in means to buy and sell

To deal with also means to take action on a matter: The headmaster will deal with that question.

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The river has flown over its banks.
The river has flowed over its banks.

Flown is the past participle of fly, the past participle of flow (= to move as water) is flowed. The principal parts of the two verbs are: fly, flew, flown - flow, flowed, flowed.

Flee, fled, fled is formal but we still use it to mean to run away. We flee from danger. Float, floated, floated means to stay on the surface of water or other liquid: Ships float on the water.

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Someone has robbed all her money.
Someone has stolen all her money.
Some men stole a bank last night.
Some men robbed a bank last night.

The object of steal is the thing taken by the thief, such as money, a watch, a bicycle, etc., while the object of rob is the person or place from whom (or which) the thing is taken, such as a man, a house, or a bank.

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The ship sank in the ocean
The ship drowned in the ocean.

To be drowned refers to living things, and means to die in water, to sink refers to people or things, and means to go down to the bottom of wate

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