At the start, I should differentiate verbs of reminding from verbs of recalling/remembering.
- I remind Sally to wash the dishes.
- I remember Sally used to wash the dishes. She was terrible at it.
Latin displays a similar grammatical differentiation.
- Verbs of remembering take the genitive or the accusative, with a varying sense for each. (see my post here.)
- Verbs of reminding take the genitive and the accusative.
With verbs of reminding, the accusative describes the person reminded, the genitive describes the thing reminded (except in rare cases, where a neuter pronoun appears in the accusative as well).
- The girl reminded him of his daughter: puella eum filiae admonēbat.
- Allow me to remind you of your duty: vōs mihi liceat vestrī officiī admonēre.
- I remind them of this: eōs hōc moneō.
Another common construction is accusative of the personal reminded with dē + ablative to describe the thing reminded.
- I reminded her of the party: eam dē conviviō monuī.
Verbs of Reminding:
- admoneō, admonēre, admonuī, admonitum
- commonefaciō, commonefacere, commonefēcī, commonefactum
- commonefiō, commonefiērī, commonefactus sum
- moneō, monēre, monuī, monitum
(I place moneō last because it’s common, but it generally takes a double accusative, or the dē + ablative construction)
The Essential AG: 351