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    Is this correct: I'm so sorry I can't come out tonight. I have to start to pack for

    Is this correct:

    I'm so sorry I can't come out tonight. I have to start to pack for my trip back.

    vs

    I'm so sorry I can't come out tonight. I have to start to pack for my trip back to LA.

    Are both acceptable if I'm in another country or state?

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    Re: Is this correct: I'm so sorry I can't come out tonight. I have to start to pack

    Yes. The first, of course, assumes that the listener knows where "back" is. The second is clearer about where you're going to travel to.

    I would use "I have to start packing ..." but "start to pack" isn't wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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