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She is from the nicest girls I know.
She is one of the nicest girls I know.

Avoid using from in the sense of one of or among.

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They fell down and hurt themselves.
They fell down and hurt theirselves.

The reflexive pronouns, third person, are himself and themselves, and not hisself and theirselves.

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I saw the woman whom you said lived next door.
I saw the woman who you said lived next door.

We rarely use whom in modern English. We still use it after prepositions to, by, with, after, on etc. For example, The girl to whom you were speaking is Nigerian. We prefer to avoid this nowadays by changing the order of the sentence: The girl you were speaking to is Nigerian. You can also use that in
place of who: The girl that you were speaking to is Nigerian.

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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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It was him.
It was he.

The pronoun coming after the verb to be must be in the nominative case, and not in the objective in written composition. However, the objective case is now usually used in conversation: It's me, lt was him/her/them, etc.

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