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I saw the woman who you said lived next door.
I saw the woman whom 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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This one looks more good than that.
This one looks better than that.

The adjectives good and bad have irregular forms of companson: good, better, best and bad, worse, worst.

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In my opinion, she's right.
According to my opinion, she's right.

Avoid using the phrase as I think instead of I think. Say: He's lazy and I think he'll fail, not as I think.

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Please give me another book.
Please give me one other book.

Another is formed from an and other, but instead of being written an other it's written as one word another.

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He played well yesterday, isn't it?
He played well yesterday, didn't he?

Use the question phrase isn't it only when the preceding statement contains the word is: It is a hot day, isn't it?

In this form of question, use the same tense and person as in the preceding statement and use the correct auxiliary. If, however, the preceding statement is in the negative form, the question phrase omits not. We say:
1. They are on holiday, aren't they?
    They aren't on holiday, are they?
2. You speak English, don't you?
    You don't speak French; do you?

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