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Gemma spent all the day in her room.
Gemma spent all the day into her room.
Richard came into the room and sat down.
Richard came in the room and sat down.

In denotes position inside something, while into denotes motion or direction towards the inside of something.

Always write the preposition into as one word.

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Mary was punished from her father.
Mary was punished by her father

Use by (not from) after the passive form to show the doer of the action.

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We walked till the river and back.
We walked to the river and back.
I'll stay here to next month.
I'll stay here till next month.

Use to with distance, and till (until) with time.

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The teacher spoke about bad habits.
The teacher spoke for bad habits,

Don't use for in the sense of about. The chief use of for is to convey the idea of being in favour of. If we say that the teacher spoke for bad habits it's like saying that he/she spoke in favour of bad habits!

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I have other books besides these
I have other books except these.
Also possible:
I have other books as well as these

Except means to leave out: Everyone was present except John.

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