too drunk to remember

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azz

Senior Member
armenian
Ask him what he said to Jane at the party last night.
-He won't be able to answer. He was too drunk to remember.

He is not drunk now. He was so drunk last night that he has surely forgotten all he did and said and won't be able to recall what he said to Jane.

Does the sentence in blue work in this context?

Many thanks.
 
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    It seems a little backwards to me.
    You can only remember something that you know.
    He doesn't know what happened at the party because he never knew it.

    If I know what happened, I might be too drunk now to remember it.

    Imagine that instead of being drunk, he was in another room.
    He won't be able to answer. He was too far away to remember. :eek:
     
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