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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    Smile unpacking my clothes

    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.

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    #2

    Re: unpacking my clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    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.
    Yes!

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    Re: unpacking my clothes

    "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

    Ex:

    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 09:00.

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    #4

    Re: unpacking my clothes

    It's an example of ellipsis. There's also unpacking my things (from the suitcase).

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    Re: unpacking my clothes

    Thanks, my helpful friends, for your consideration.

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    #6

    Re: unpacking my clothes

    You're most welcome.

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