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    #1

    Is "departured" a word?

    The kids departured to Spain.
    I've actually seen this sentence today. Is it correct? I would say "departed" or "left for Spain". But maybe I'm missing something and "departure" is sometimes used as a verb, informally?

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    #2

    Re: Is "departured" a word?

    It's a typo or a mistake.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Is "departured" a word?

    I searched Google for it and most of the results were for departures, so it doesn't appear to be in use. I have never heard it, and agree with GoesStation.

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    #4

    Re: Is "departured" a word?

    Thanks for the answers.
    I've been looking around and also found it used in a mail delivery tracking service:
    Flytexpress Sorting Center, Departured at 2015/3/2 1:03:59 from Flytexpress Sorting Center location- stillhasn't arrived

    Also, in a United Nations document it says: Planes departured from Dubai (...)

    My guess is that most likely it wasn't native English speakers who wrote the sentences.
    Last edited by mlazor; 08-Oct-2016 at 14:32.

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    #5

    Re: Is "departured" a word?

    Specialist jargon often is not be used by the wider community.

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