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When would you say 하였다 rather than 했다?

Also it's worth noting that "그리하다" is a very formally-sounding (almost archaic) word. In most situation you would rather use "그러다". So, "단지 너를 위해 그랬다." sounds more natural in most situations. "단지 ...
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When would you say 하였다 rather than 했다?

했다 is just a shortened expression for 하였다. Similarly, we can shorten 되었다 to 됐다. We hardly use 하였다 in spoken Korean unless you are in a formal conversation or speech. It sounds as though you are ...
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Is '게' exactly the same as '것이'? Is there a wider pattern or is this a specific case?

Language is always changing. The object 것 (thing) and subject particle 이 (marking the subject of the clause) as you state, are being contracted. But the standard language (표준 언어) is 것이. While 게 (when ...
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When does 시 become 세?

1) 우리 아빠는 학생이시다 My father is a student 2) 이시다 + 어요 (politeness suffix) -> 이시어요 -> 이셔요 -> 이세요 https://www.italki.com/question/438903
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Is '게' exactly the same as '것이'? Is there a wider pattern or is this a specific case?

Yes, they are identical in meaning. It is a contraction, like "don't" in English. In formal writing, contractions are used less often, also like in English. You probably wouldn't see "don't" in a ...
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