I received mail from my colleague. He wrote,

Please be reminding that...

I am confused about this. I think it should be more passive, like this,

Please be reminded that...

Which is correct?

  • Please provide the sentence in full context in order to receive a complete and correct answer – Juan P Apr 30 '14 at 10:48
  • Normal usage would be Please remember the forms are due tomorrow. or Please remember that the forms are due tomorrow. – Gary's Student Apr 30 '14 at 11:12
  • More information is required: in most varieties of English this is ungrammatical, but in Indian English (I believe) this may be acceptable. – jimsug Apr 30 '14 at 11:30
  • The question 'Is Please be reminded to ... a valid construction?' was addressed here. 'Please be advised that ...' is certainly common. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 30 '14 at 11:45
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    @msam The normal passives (We were informed / reminded / instructed / apprised / misinformed / taught ... that) are fine, of course. But the passive imperative ([be safe –] get inoculated // don't be fooled!) is a rare beast. 'Please be advised that ...' is accepted jargon; 'Please be reminded that ...' sounds off to me, and I've certainly never come across an adjectival (stative) interpretation of 'reminded'. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 30 '14 at 14:31

The correct phrasing is "please be reminded (that)."A more common alternative is "please remember (that)," though.

"May I/we remind you that" is also an acceptable option in formal prose.


It is always helpful to know the context of the sentence and who the intended audience is; however normally you would say "please remember that" or "I would like to remind you that."

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