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I've a brother which is at school.
I've a brother who is at school.

Only use which as a relative pronoun for animals or things. The right pronoun to use for people is who (whose, whom).

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I spend my holidays in the country.
I spend my holidays in a country.

A country is a place like France, India, or Egypt. The country is a rural area where there are no towns or cities.

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Being in a hurry, he left the door open.
Being in a hurry, the door was left open.

Take care to provide the logical subject relating to the participle phrase. In the sentence given, the logical subject to being in a hurry is he and not the door.

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The reason is that I believe it.
The reason is because I believe it.

The word reason denotes cause, therefore the reason is because is repetition. The correct idiom is the reason is that ...

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Please give me another book.
Please give me one other book.

Another is formed from an and other, but instead of being written an other it's written as one word another.

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