[Ads-l] According to a YouTube how-to,

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun May 6 16:39:35 EDT 2018


> On May 6, 2018, at 4:03 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> You should use vinegar around the house because, among other things, it can
> 
> "Clean metal parts from rust"
> 
> Shouldn't that be,
> 
> "Clean rust from metal parts”?

Not if your goal is to preserve your valuable rust, which has become contaminated with unwanted metal parts.  Not an easy task, even for vinegar.  


> 
> I would accept,
> 
> "Clean metal parts _of_ rust"
> 
> in an emergency.
> 
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> -Wilson
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