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A friend of his told us the news.
A friend of him told us the news,

We use the double genitive (of + name + 's, his, mine etc) when we want to emphasise the person who possesses rather than the thing which he possesses. A friend of his is simply another way of saying one of his friends.

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I was absent once or twice.
I was absent one time or two times.

Use once and twice instead of one time and two times.

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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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Lessons begin at half past eight.
Lessons begin at eight and a half.

In telling time, say half past one, half past two, half past three, etc.

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David slept well and was better the next day.
David slept well and was better the other day.
Also possible:
David slept well and was better on the following day.

The other day is an idiom meaning a few days ago: I met an old friend the other day.

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