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A day they went sight-seeing in Florence.
One day they went sight-seeing in Florence.

Use one (not a or an) with day, night, morning, afternoon and evening, when the one means on a certain...

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Neither of them went to school today.
Both of them didn't go to school today.

Change both into neither in a negative sentence and use a positive verb.

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According to my opinion, she's right.
In my opinion, she's right.

Avoid using the phrase as I think instead of I think. Say: He's lazy and I think he'll fail, not as I think.

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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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His laughing at her was what made her angry.
Him laughing at her was what made her angry.

When we use an -ing verb as a noun. the preceding noun or pronoun must be possessive.

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