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    the goods have been

    Hi,

    When the goods have been dispatched and reached the destination. Can we say, ''The goods have been reached''?

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    Re: the goods have been

    I deem it grammatical to say 'the goods have reached the destination', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: the goods have been

    The goods have been delivered.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: the goods have been

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Untaught:

    I just wanted to share something that may interest you.

    Whenever I order something from a store or a website, I wait for an email that says something like:

    "Good news! Your order has been shipped. We will also send you another email to confirm that it was delivered."

    NOTES:

    1. I have noticed that here in the United States, companies have turned "ship" into an intransitive verb. That is to say, the email might say, "Your order has shipped." At first, I was astonished by this "bad" English, but now I am used to it: "We will send you an email when your order ships" (instead of the correct English "is shipped").

    2. Furthermore, the company knows when the product is actually delivered because when the letter carrier or the driver of the delivery company (such as FedEx) leaves the package at my home, s/he is required to immediately use a digital device to record the exact time.

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