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I've seen both of them.
I've seen and the two of them.

Never say and the two instead of both. Also avoid and the three, four, etc. Say, all three, four, etc.

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I had a good shoot at the goal.
I had a good shot at the goal.

Shoot (in football) is the verb. The noun is shot.

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Mike had plenty work to do.
Mike had plenty of work to do.

Plenty isn't an adjective, but a noun meaning a large number or amount. The adjective is plentiful: Oranges are cheap now because they are plentiful

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Is it truth that Diana's very ill?
Is it true that Diana's very ill?

Truth isn't an adjective but a noun. The adjective is true, and we use it with no article between it and the verb to be.

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Have you weighted the letter?
Have you weighed the letter?

Weight is a noun and we can't use it as a verb. The verb is weigh (without the t).

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