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    Smile unpacked his bags from his trip

    Jessie still hasn't unpacked his bags from his trip.



    First, if I replace "unpacked" with "opened," will I make a change in meaning?
    Second, what does 'his bags from his trip" refer to? For me, "his bags for his trip" makes more sense to me.
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    Default Re: unpacked his bags from his trip

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Jessie still hasn't unpacked his bags from his trip.



    First, if I replace "unpacked" with "opened," will I make a change in meaning?
    Second, what does 'his bags from his trip" refer to? For me, "his bags for his trip" makes more sense to me.
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    Unpack is correctly used. It means that he removed the contents of his bags. You can open your bags and see if your cothes are there and leave them inside; but, if you unpack your bags, it means that you remove the contents from the bags.
    The preposition from is appropriately used in your sentence. He came back from his trip. He`s not preparing for a trip.

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    Default Re: unpacked his bags from his trip

    Thanks, teia, for the clearcut reply.

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    Default Re: unpacked his bags from his trip

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    Thanks, teia, for the clearcut reply.
    You are always welcome!

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