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Being in a hurry, the door was left open.
Being in a hurry, he left the door 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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I heard everything that he said.
I heard everything which he said.

Don't use the relative pronouns which and what after everything, all, something, anything, a lot, (not much), little, or nothing. We can use that after these words, or it can be omitted.

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The window of her room is open.
Her room's window is open.

With inanimate objects we usually use the of structure. The door of the car. The leg of the table. The surface of the water. With the names of places and organisations we can use either: London's streets = The streets of London. Italy's climate. = The climate of Italy. The school's main office = The main office
of the school.

However, we do say: a day's work, a night's rest, a week's holiday, a pound's worth, etc., especially with similar measures of time.

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Any of these two books is good.
Either of these two books is good.

Either means one or the other of two; any means one of three or more: Any of these books will do.

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Sara speaks neither English nor French.
Sara speaks neither English or French.

Neither must be followed by nor and not by or. Either is followed by or: She drinks either orange juice or apple juice.

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