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The sentence is:

"As I mingled with the crowd, I keep an eye out for my friend."

Is that grammatically correct?
I'm writing something in present tense instead of past tense for the first time, so I'm super confused.
Or is it "As I mingle with the crowd.."?

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  • This is incorrect. Past tense mingled must agree with the verb in the main sentence which would be "kept". Alternately, you could as "While mingling with the crowd, I keep an eye out for my friend." – ohwilleke Nov 7 '16 at 16:38
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