How can I establish time period when trying to ask someone about a question that was asked some time ago?
I asked you a question in my last email, but I wasn't sure (this is happening now) if it went through.
My asking took place sometime in the past, but my being not sure happened a little after my asking. So would it be more correct to say "I had asked you a question"? Just how much information is allowed to be assumed that they are happening around the same time?
I asked you a question, but you must have forgotten, since you still haven't gotten back to me.
Is it okay to use present perfect instead of simple past? I want to assume that my asking a question and her forgetting it happened around the same time, but it seems more natural to use present perfect here. Am I mistaken?
EDIT: I have additional questions:
I know this is kind of too late, but when I say "I asked you a question in my last email, but I wasn't sure (this is happening now) if you received it," don't I have to say "had received" in order to be correct? I think (write email -> try to send it -> be unsure if you received it) works here as well, but why do I have to use past perfect here?