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    clink glasses

    Hi,

    When celebrating weddings and other holidays in Argentina people usually usually drink something to each other's health, but before that they clink glasses with one another. I wonder if we can use the expression "clink glasses" without an object, for example:

    1) Before starting to eat salads the guests clinked glasses

    Is this sentence correct or it should be /

    2) Before starting to eat salads the guests clinked glasses with each other/one another

    Thanks

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    Re: clink glasses

    Sentence #1 is fine. The additional information given in sentence #2 is inferred.

    Note that 'salads' should be singular and prefaced by either 'the'
    or 'their.'

    Before starting to eat the salad, the guests clinked glasses.

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    Re: clink glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hi,

    When celebrating weddings and other holidays in Argentina people usually usually drink something to each other's health, but before that they clink glasses with one another. I wonder if we can use the expression "clink glasses" without an object, for example:

    1) Before starting to eat salads the guests clinked glasses

    Is this sentence correct or it should be /

    2) Before starting to eat salads the guests clinked glasses with each other/one another

    Thanks
    You probably need to refine your definition of "object" in grammar.
    In the phrase "to clink glasses", 'glasses' is the object of the verb 'clink'.
    "With each other/one another" is a complement.

    No, you generally can't say, "The guests clinked", but there might be some verbs that work here, such as "The guests toasted", which might just be acceptable in some places.
    Yes, the sentence is fine without the complement.

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