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Old November 13, 2020, 12:43 PM
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Se Me Olvidó ...

People,

I have always used the structure "se me olvidó", as an examle, "Se me olvidaron las llaves".

But recently I heard "Me olvidó de". "se" has been dropped, and "de" has been introduced.

Are they both valid? Any comments?

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The first is used when the speaker assumes no blame for the incident. This is called the no-fault usage of 'se.'

The second should be me olvido de, me olvidé de, or some other first-person conjugation (since the reflexive pronoun is me). Here the speaker is admitting to forgetting something.
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Old November 13, 2020, 10:05 PM
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Rusty,

Yes, it was "me olvidé de".

You have explained it well, confusion cleared.

Thanks!

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