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Neither of them went to school today.
Both of them didn't go to school today.

Change both into neither in a negative sentence and use a positive verb.

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.

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?

It's better to enjoy yourself when you're young than to waste time worrying about the future.
It's better to enjoy yourself when you're young rather than wasting time worrying about the future.

Don't mix one form of the verb with another. If the first verb in a comparison is in the infinitive, the second must also be in the infinitive.

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.