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I am so tired from my flight; I don't even feel like unpacking my clothes.
Does the phrase in bold make sense? Should I change it into "unpacking my suitcase?" Thanks.
"unpacking clothes"; is it wrong? I think both are ok, I hear both of them quite often.
For ex: If a brand-new suitcase had a package, how would you say it? I Unpacked the pack?
I think(not sure):
If you want to emphasise on your clothes , you will say unpacking my clothes
If you want to emphasise on making the suitcase empty, you will say unpacking my suitcase
I unpacked my clothes not to wrinkle them.
I unpacked my suitcase to use it for the next trip.
//later edited, to illustrate my view better.
(Neither a nes, nor a teacher)
Last edited by LwyrFirat; 30-Sep-2007 at 10:00.
It's an example of ellipsis. There's also unpacking my things (from the suitcase).
Thanks, my helpful friends, for your consideration.
You're most welcome.