“I think” vs “I thought”

Use “I think”

1) To agree on something at the present but not totally sure.

Boyfriend: Do you love me?
Girlfriend: I think so.

2) To state an opinion or belief.

“I think you are beautiful.”

Use “I thought”

1) To talk about what you were thinking in the past.

“When I was teaching in high school, I thought of making this blog.”

2) To state a belief you no longer believe in or opinion you no longer have.

Wife: Am I beautiful?
Husband: I thought you were.

3) To confirm something you believed it was and is now a known fact.

Girlfriend: I admit you are not my first boyfriend.
Boy: I thought so. But I still love you no matter what.


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