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1) It happened too long ago for me to remember.
2) It happened so long ago that I don't remember.

3) It happened too long ago for me to care to remember.
4) It happened so long ago that I don't care to remember.

5) It happened longer ago than I remember.
6) It happened longer ago than I care to remember.

I don't remember/care to remember how long ago it happened, or I don't remember the event (it)?

Gratefully,
Navi

Original Post

Hi, Navi,

I think (5) and (6) can only refer to the person not remembering the exact time, while all of the others can refer to the time or to the event itself, though failing to remember the event sounds a lot more likely.

This is so because, while in (1) to (4) we can add "it" at the end to refer to the event (the omission of "it" would render the transitive verb objectless), I don't think we can add "it" at the end of (5) and (6):

1) It happened too long ago for me to remember it.
2) It happened so long ago that I don't remember it.

3) It happened too long ago for me to care to remember it.
4) It happened so long ago that I don't care to remember it.

5) It happened longer ago than I remember it.
6) It happened longer ago than I care to remember it.

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