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When describing my personal thoughts back in a few years ago.

Should I use:

One thing I was sure though, is that ...

or

One thing I was sure though, was that ...

To me, it sounds more correct to use "was", because it's some thoughts from the past. But I understand when describing a fact, such as the "sun goes up from the east", you should use the present tense.

If I still hold the thought I had back then, would it be OK to use "is" instead of "was"?

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One thing I was certain of was that ....

One thing I was pretty sure of was that ...

Keep your prepositions where they belong, and keep your tenses straight.

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  • Of one thing I was sure: the sun would rise in the morning. Or: One thing I was sure of is that the sun would rise in the morning. Or: One thing I was sure of was that there was no milk left in the fridge.

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