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He's the tallest from all the boys.
He's the tallest of all the boys.
Also possible:
He's the tallest boy in the class.

Precede adjectives (or adverbs) in the superlative degree by the and follow them by of or in.

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I don't remember seeing him.
I don't remember to have seen him.
Also possible:
I don't remember having seen him.
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I like to sit in the shadow.
I like to sit in the shade.
The dog saw his shade in the water.
The dog saw his shadow in the water.

Shade is a place sheltered from the sun. Shadow is a shade of a distinct for as of a tree, a man, a dog, etc.

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I did one mistake in dictation.
I made one mistake in dictation.
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Last year I walked to school every day.
Last year I was walking to school every day

Use the simple past tense to express a habit in the past, and not the past continuous

Use the past continuous tense to describe events in the past happening at the time another action took place: I was walking to school when I met him.

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