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    I'm certain you have/had forgotten

    I am certain you have/had forgotten what I told you earlier.

    Due to 'I am', I think the answer should be 'have' forgotten. However, due to 'told', it seems like the answer should be 'had' forgotten. I'm confused
    Which is right and why?

    Thank you

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    Re: I'm certain you have/had forgotten

    Have. I'm certain now that, at this time, you no longer remember something. I'm talking about your current situation; how you got there doesn't affect my choice of tense.
    I am not a teacher.

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