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It was him.
It was he.

The pronoun coming after the verb to be must be in the nominative case, and not in the objective in written composition. However, the objective case is now usually used in conversation: It's me, lt was him/her/them, 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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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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I'd reached the school before the rain started.
I'd reached the school till the rain started.
Also possible:
I'd reached the school when the rain started.

Before or when introduces a clause of time, if the verb of the main clause denotes an action completed before that of the time clause

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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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