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When John left the professor's office, he went back to his dorm, packing and stacking his stuff and was ready to go home.

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Hi,

When John left the professor's office, he went back to his dorm, packing and stacking his stuff and was ready to go home.

When he left the professor's office, John went back to his dorm, packed and stacked his stuff, and was ready to go home.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you Clive,

Why is "packing and stacking" not correct?
Hi,

When John left the professor's office, he went back to his dorm, packing and stacking his stuff and was ready to go home.

Why is "packing and stacking" not correct? It makes it sound like he was packing and stacking while he went back.

Consider He walked into the room smiling.

Best wishes, Clive
Thank you very much Clive!
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