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At around 2pm, I finally decided to get out of my bed and go watch the parade. So I dressed and combed and headed out. By the time I got there, the street had been filled with curious people, students, mostly elderly, police officers and performers. Standing in the center of the street, it wasn't clear where the start of the parade was. Usually in a fast moving parade, it's easy to tell by the direction the paraders are moving. This parade was not slow. It completely stalled, at least for the first few minutes I was there. It wasn't like the performers in the center weren't interesting, I just wanted to watch from the start to the end. So I elbowed through the crowds while peeking at the parade once in a while especially when the crowds got so dense that even a cat would have trouble squeezing through.

Please correct any mistakes. Thanks!

I've been posting short passages these days because I think more mistakes can be uncovered this way. I'm sorry if it takes too much of your time but I would really

appreciate if you could point out my mistakes like you have been doing for the past few days. Thanks a lot again and I wish you a Happy Easter!
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So I elbowed through the crowds while peeking at the parade once in a while especially when the crowds got so dense that even a cat would have had trouble squeezing through.
Use would have in imaginary situations in present time. This is past.
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Hi,

At around 2pm, I finally decided to get out of bed and go watch the parade, so I dressed, combed my hair and headed out. By the time I got there, the street was filled with curious people, mostly elderly but also students, police officers and performers. It wasn't clear to me, standing in the centre of the street (<<< so you were in the middle of the parade itself) , where the start of the parade was. Usually in a fast moving parade, it's easy to tell by the direction the paraders are moving. This parade was not slow. It completely stalled, at least for the first few minutes I was there. It wasn't like the performers in the middsle weren't interesting. I just wanted to watch from the start to the end. So I elbowed through the crowds while peeking at the parade once in a while, especially when the crowds got so dense that even a cat would have had trouble squeezing through.

Best wishes, Clive