'almost forgot [event]' vs '[event] is now fading from our memory'

snooprun

Senior Member
Chinese
What about these two senteces, which one do you believe is more idiomatic——1. We almost forget this event.
2. This event is now almost fading from our memory.
Many thanks.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    They mean two different things, so you can't choose based on your question:

    We almost forgot this event. We nearly forgot we were supposed to go; lucky we remembered at the last moment. Or, looking through a photo album, you might point to a picture and (maybe) say this.

    This event is now fading from our memory.
    This event has almost faded from our memory.
    We barely remember this event -- soon we may not remember it at all.
     
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