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    emplty all of the glasses

    Pour all of the water out of (all of) the glasses.
    Empty all of the glasses.

    I never come across the sentences like above in my life.

    If I was wrote the sentences, I would write like the following :

    (1) pour all the water from the glasses.
    (2) Empty all the glasses.

    The original sentences has the preposition (of) in a confused manner to me.

    Could you explain me in what way the preposition `of' is used here? or give me some examples with the same kind.

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    Re: emplty all of the glasses

    They're correct with 'of' and without. If you had 'none', though you would have to say 'none of the water', not 'none water'.

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