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He's the tallest of all the boys.
He's the tallest from 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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We walked to the river and back.
We walked till the river and back.
I'll stay here till next month.
I'll stay here to next month.

Use to with distance, and till (until) with time.

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The teacher spoke for bad habits,
The teacher spoke about bad habits.

Don't use for in the sense of about. The chief use of for is to convey the idea of being in favour of. If we say that the teacher spoke for bad habits it's like saying that he/she spoke in favour of bad habits!

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I bought a book for fifty pence.
I bought a book at fifty pence.
I can't buy it at such a high price.
I can't buy it for such a high price.

Use for if the actual sum is mentioned, use at if the actual sum isn't given.

If the weight or measure follows the price, use at with the actual sum: That velvet is available at £5 a metre.

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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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