Here at last, is a lively, user-friendly guide that zeroes in on the areas that give everyone the most trouble, and does it with an advantage that most grammar books lack - a light touch. You won't feel as though you're back in the fifth grade, diagramming sentences and struggling with a grammar textbook filled with dull, unbreakable rules. Grammar for Smart People gives you practical advice geared to the rapidly changing usage standards of the 1990's. Special features include charts, memory keys, and a crash course in the eight core concepts of English grammar. You'll also learn how to apply three simple rules that cover the most commonly misspelled words.