I’m going to start correcting the people who say “*you’re” instead of actually contributing to discourse by reminding them that “*you’re” is a sentence fragment and can’t stand alone. The year is 2017 Jimothy if they make a better point than u I literally do not care if their grammar looks like ancient Enochian put through a blender you are so boring.
A friend of mine much better at writing than I am told me that I cannot use an -ing word with a past tense verb. For example, "I whirled to face her, sending her back a step with my glare." However, I've seen that done in a lot of fiction I've read. I can't find anything definitive on Google to help. What's your opinion?