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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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I may be able to go in a week.
I may be able to go after a week.
Also possible:
I may be able to go in a week's time.

When speaking of a period of time in the future, use in, and not after. Here in means after the end of.

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I have other books except these.
I have other books besides 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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She's lived here for two years.
She's lived here since two years.

Place the preposition for before words or phrases denoting a period of time: for three days, for six weeks, for two years, for a few minutes, for a long time. Use it with any tense except the present.

For is often omitted. We can say: I've been here for two years or I've been here two years.

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We walked till the river and back.
We walked to the river and back.
I'll stay here to next month.
I'll stay here till next month.

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

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