In the following sentence, can we use the past tense in the subordinate clause following "to ensure" when we are referring to something that occurred (in this case) the previous day?
– I would like to ensure that my inquiry was received.
I ask because something seems a bit off with this sentence, though I am not sure what. I think my doubt comes from the fact that "to ensure" means "to make certain that (something) will occur or be the case". So, can one use the verb in the context shown above...?