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I'm at this school two years.
I've been at this school two years.

Use the present perfect (and not the simple present) for an action begun in the past and continuing into the present. I've been at this school two years means I'm still here.

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Last Sunday Alisa told me that she might come.
Last Sunday Alisa told me that she may come.

May changes to might in subordinate clauses, when the verb in the main clause is in the past simple tense.

The conjunction that is never preceded by a comma.

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I'd finished the book yesterday.
I finished the book yesterday.

Don't use the past perfect unless there is another verb in the past tense in the same sentence.

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I saw a good film yesterday.
I have seen a good film yesterday.

Use the simple past tense (and not the present perfect) for an action complete in the past at a stated time.

When a sentence has a word or a phrase denoting past time, like yesterday, last night, last week, last year, then, ago, etc., always use a simple past tense.

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I get up at six every morning.
I use to get up at six every morning.
Also possible:
I'm accustomed to getting up at six

The verb to use doesn't express a habit in the present. I use means I employI use a pen to write with.

Used to expresses a past state or habit and it usually refers to some old situation which no longer exists: I used to see him every day; My father used to play football very well.

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