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He's the tallest from all the boys.
He's the tallest of all the boys.
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He's the tallest boy in the class.

Precede adjectives (or adverbs) in the superlative degree by the and follow them by of or in.

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Mary was punished from her father.
Mary was punished by her father

Use by (not from) after the passive form to show the doer of the action.

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The man shot the bird by a gun.
The man shot the bird with a gun.

When you warn to show the means or the instrument with which the action is done, use with. By denotes the order of the action: The bird was shot by the man.

The following take by and not with: by hand, by post, by phone, by one's watch, by the hour, by the dozen, by the metre.

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My uncle will arrive at Saturday.
My uncle will arrive on Saturday.
I usually get up on seven o'clock.
I usually get up at seven o'clock.
She goes for a walk at the afternoon.
She goes for a walk in the afternoon.

Use on with the days of the week or month: on Friday, on March 25, on New Year's Day. Use at with the exact time: at four o'clock, at dawn, at noon, at sunset, at midnight. Use in with a period of time: in April, in winter, in 1945, in the morning. Also at night and by day.

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Gemma spent all the day in her room.
Gemma spent all the day into her room.
Richard came into the room and sat down.
Richard came in the room and sat down.

In denotes position inside something, while into denotes motion or direction towards the inside of something.

Always write the preposition into as one word.

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