I would like to ask my students to send me the solution of an assignment. The deadline is Friday.
Is it correct to write "Please think to send me your solution by next Friday." ?
Thanks for your help.
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Even though the meanings of the two expressions are quite closely synonymous, unlike 'remember to [+V]', '[not] think to [+ V]' is what is called a negative polarity item; it is only found in questions and negative statements.
We'd never say, for instance,
Longman has examples of the negated form; it also has some false positives (thought = considered).
The usage is a bit starchy, especially the interrogative form.
Not to be confused with What do you think to (= about taking) a walk along the cliff path?, 'think to [+ N]'.