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There was a fight among two boys.
There was a fight between two boys.
Divide the apple between you three.
Divide the apple among you three.

Use between for two only. Use among for more than two.

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I have other books besides these
I have other books except these.
Also possible:
I have other books as well as these

Except means to leave out: Everyone was present except John.

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My uncle will arrive on Saturday.
My uncle will arrive at Saturday.
I usually get up at seven o'clock.
I usually get up on seven o'clock.
She goes for a walk in the afternoon.
She goes for a walk at 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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The man shot the bird with a gun.
The man shot the bird by 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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He's the tallest from all the boys.
He's the tallest of all the boys.
Also possible:
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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