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I went to a hotel and sat in a chair. There was glass and utensils uncleaned which was eaten by previous customer in my table. So I told waiter, please take away all these utensils first and then serve me.

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I went to a hotel restaurant and sat down in the dining room. There was a glass and dirty utensils which had been used by a previous customer. So I told the waiter to please take away all the dirty utensils first, and then serve me.
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I went to a hotel restaurant and sat down in the dining room. There was a glass and some dirty utensils which had been used by a previous customer. So I told the waiter to please take away all the dirty utensils first, and then serve me.

There may be a rule allowing a singular verb with the plural subject in this case (because of proximity) - I'm not sure. There were a glass and dirty utensils sounds terrible. What to do? Help!

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There was a glass and there were dirty utinsels . . . .
Hi guys,

take away all the dirty utensils (and glasses, plates, etc.)

The common phrase for this is clear the table.

To put the utensils on the table is set the table.

Clive
Thank you friends.

Hello waiter, please set the table with chicken rice.

Is this correct?
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hmmmm...a bit dubious. 'set' is usually used in reference to the plates, cutlery etc, rather than the actual food.
Nona The Brithmmmm...a bit dubious. 'set' is usually used in reference to the plates, cutlery etc, rather than the actual food.
Thank you Nona the Brit.

But I cannot understand what you mean. Could you give me somes examples of "set the table"?