When I was reading, I encountered 2 sentences like these:
- I went to his house last night, because I thought he might have the information I needed.
- He thought the book might help him move on from the past.
In the first sentence, why didn't the writer use "I thought he might have had the information", and in the second sentence why not "might have been able to help", since they're both talking about past events?
I am a little confused here. Your useful answers are greatly appreciated.