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John is the tallest of the two boys.
John is the taller of the two boys.

Use the comparative when two people or things are compared.

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Michael and I are here.
Michael and myself are here.

Use the personal pronouns I, you, he, etc , if no emphasis is necessary.

Use the -self pronouns in two ways: 1) for emphasis:. She herself was hurt, 2) reflexively She hurt herself.

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The cinema likes me very much.
I like the cinema very much.

The cinema appeals to me is correct, and means I like the cinema very much.

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She says she's not afraid of nobody.
She says she's not afraid of anybody.
Also possible:
She says she's afraid of nobody.

In English, two negatives are equal to an affirmative statement. You should avoid using two negative words in the same clause: when not is used, none changes to any, nothing to anything, nobody to anybody, no one to anyone, nowhere to anywhere, neither ... nor to either ... or.

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Sara speaks neither English or French.
Sara speaks neither English nor French.

Neither must be followed by nor and not by or. Either is followed by or: She drinks either orange juice or apple juice.

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