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Forget vs. Forget About

Forget is a general word, forget about is more specific.

  • I forgot my keys.“: Person forgot their keys, as in it was left somewhere, and the person doesn’t have it.
  • I want to forget about my keys.“: Person would like to “un”know about its keys, or wants to bury the memories of it.
  • I forgot that face.“: Person doesn’t remember how someone’s face looked like.
  • I forgot about that face.“: Non-direct way of saying one doesn’t remember all the facial features – but not the entire face.