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English isn't easy to learn.
English isn't easy to be learned.

The adjectives easy, difficult, hard, heavy, good, etc., are generally followed by the active infinitive.

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In my opinion, she's right.
According to 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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It's the best which I've seen.
It's the best that I've seen.

Use the relative that (not who, whom, or which) after a superlative. It can, however, be omitted.

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Most people will agree with me
The more people will agree with me.

Use most (not the more) when you mean the majority of.

Use the more in sentences like: The more I complain, the more laugh. The more we write, the happier our tutor becomes.

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Cairo is the larger city in Africa.
Cairo is the largest city in Africa.

Use the superlative when more than two persons or things are compared.

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