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  1. Banned
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    use of we all

    1) We all friends have met up at one of our friend's place.(is this correct)
    2) I bought it two years ago/before (what to use)
    3) My exams are starting from/on tomorrow.(what to use)
    4) All pictures are in /on her phone..(what to use)

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    Re: use of we all

    Quote Originally Posted by tough View Post
    1) We all friends have met up at one of our friend's place.(is this correct) We all met up at a friend's house OR A group of us met up at a friend's house.

    2) I bought it two years ago/before (what to use) Which do you think? And why?

    3) My exams are starting from/on tomorrow.(what to use) I would simply say "My exams are starting tomorrow".

    4) All pictures are in /on her phone..(what to use) There may be a mixture of responses to this. Personally, I would say "All the pictures are on her phone."
    See above.

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    #3

    Re: use of we all

    I would use "on" for the phone too, but I agree it can be mixed.

    "The pictures are in here somewhere.... if I can just remember how to access them."
    "I have some funny pictures of the cat that I keep on my phone."

    Both sound okay to me!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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