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This film will be shown shortly.
This film will be played shortly.
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I hope he'll succeed in his work.
I hope he'll succeed at his work.

A person succeeds to a property, a title, or an office: Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne in 1952. Also one person can succeed another.

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Amy is taller than her brother.
Amy is taller from her brother.

Adjectives (or adverbs) in the comparative are followed by than and not by from.

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Since he came, we're happy.
Since he came, we've been happy

The verb after a since clause of time is generally in the present perfect tense.

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Nick gave me some good advice.
Nick gave me some good advices.

When we mean only one thing we say a piece of advice: Let me give you a piece of advice.

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