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    word difference

    Dear all,

    may I ask you which is the difference among the words: luggage- suitcase - handbag - bag - briefcase?

    Thanks a lot for your time and help.

    Best wishes
    Renata

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    Re: word difference

    Welcome, Renata.

    luggage <plural>
    a piece of luggage <singular>
    => a case or cases for a traveler's belongings

    suitcase <singular>
    => a case for a traveler's belongings

    handbag <singular>
    => a bag that holds your money, credit cards, keys, and so on

    bag
    => a synonym for handbag, suitcase; also, sport's bag, school bag, lunch bag, grocery bag, shopping bag, and so on

    briefcase
    => a case that holds paperwork, files, documents, and so on.

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