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According to my opinion, she's right.
In 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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Phillipa was disappointed by the low mark she got in the test.
Phillipa was disappointed from the low mark she got in the test.
Also possible:
Phillipa was disappointed about/at the low mark she got in the test.
Jane was disappointed with her son.
Jane was disappointed from her son.
Also possible:
Jane was disappointed in her son.

Before a person we use with or in, before a thing we use at, about or by and before a gerund we use at; Keith is very disappointed at not winning the prize. We use that (optional before a new clause): I was disappointed (that) I didn't get an invitation.

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Homer was greater than all the other Greek poets.
Homer was greater than all the Greek poets.

Since Homer was a Greek poet, the first sentence makes him greater than himself, which is illogical.

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Do pupils do their work carefully?
Do pupils their work carefully?

In the correct form of the sentence, the first do means nothing on its own and only helps to make the question. The second do is the principal verb of the sentence, and has the meaning of perform.

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He's up, he's down.
He's upstairs, he's downstairs.

He's up means he's out of bed. He's upstairs (downstairs) means he's on the upper (lower) floor of the building

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