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remainder vs reminder

The remainder of something is whatever is left over. As a noun, remainder refers to a part, number, or quantity that is left.

For example:-

I couldn't eat all my Subway sandwich, so hubby ate the remainder.

A reminder can be anything that causes you to remember something, it can also be a message or note, or any communciation designed to ensure that you remember something.

For example:-

I set my Google calendar to send me a reminder before an English session begins.


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