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    glasses were not rinsed from previous person

    Hello.

    The other day I came across the sentence "glasses were not rinsed from (the) previous person".

    Does it mean that:

    • glasses were not rinsed after the previous person emptied the contents of the glasses
    • although the previous person drank from glasses, they were not rinsed?


    My second question is:

    Could "glasses were not rinsed from previous person" be changed to "glasses were not rinsed after (the) previous person"? - the question of a proper preposition.

    Thank you.
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    #2

    Re: glasses were not rinsed from previous person

    The glasses were not washed after the previous people had used them.

    Rinsing glasses is not good enough when people have used them.

    Where did you find this sentence?

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    Re: glasses were not rinsed from previous person

    I found it by accident on the Internet. Suppose that "rinsed" is used rather than "washed". What I am really interested in is the use of preposition " from". Should "rinsed" really be followed by preposition "from" or "after" or something else?

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    Re: glasses were not rinsed from previous person

    '...rinsed after' is correct.

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