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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.

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In the afternoon I stay at home.
In the afternoon I stay home.

Use the phrase at home to mean in the house. With such verbs as come or go no preposition is necessary: He wants to go home.

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In my opinion, she's right.
According to my opinion, she's right.

Avoid using the phrase as I think instead of I think. Say: He's lazy and I think he'll fail, not as I think.

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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.

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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.

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