Take a trip down memory lane // Commit something to memory // If my memory serves me correctly

Today we will review three new idioms. Take a trip down memory lane, Commit something to memory, and If my memory serves me correctly. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

IDIOMMEANING
Take a trip down memory lane"To deliberately recall pleasant or sentimental memories"
Commit something to memory"To study something carefully so that you can remember it exactly"
If my memory serves me correctly"If I remember correctly"

TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

#EXAMPLES
1We were just taking a stroll down memory lane and recalling the days of our youth.
2Let's go there and take a trip down memory lane.
3Before we take a trip down memory lane, let’s look at the facts.

COMMIT SOMETHING TO MEMORY

#EXAMPLES
1He committed the entire letter to memory.
2She was too nervous to speak freely, so she decided to commit the entire acceptance speech to memory.
3If you want to pass the test, you must commit all of the equations to memory.

IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY

#EXAMPLES
1I think he was called Sam, if my memory serves me correctly.
2If my memory serves me correctly, we should turn left here.
3If my memory serves me correctly, we went to the same high school.

 

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