August 12th, 2010

beach

Trouble with tenses

I'm getting lost in my tenses and viewpoints, I think

"She turned it over, examining it from all sides."

should it be
"She turned it over, and examined it from all sides."

same with
"Monty agreed, taking the parcel from her and examining it himself."

should it be:
"Monty agreed. He took the parcel from her and examined it himself."