"I then walk to a mirror to observe my dark brown eyes that have grown brighter with age and the fine lines that now surrounded my smile."

Should it be "now surrounded" or "now surround"?

closed as primarily opinion-based by tchrist Apr 21 at 0:19

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  • Stylistically, now surround sounds better to me—since it matches the tense used in the rest of the sentence. But it's just a matter of opinion. – Jason Bassford Apr 21 at 2:53