depart or depart from

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JACES

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Japanese
I am wondering if I should say "depart" or "depart from" the place every time I want to use "depart". Dictionaries give the following examples:

Ocean liners arriving at and departing from the island

The Air NZ flight departs Wellington at 6:30pm.

How should I differentiate the two, i.e., depart and depart from ?
I am wondering if both ways of saying are possible in many cases.
 
  • rak301

    New Member
    English- US
    I would always say "depart from," although it is possible that "depart" is used without "from" more often in UK English
     

    JACES

    Member
    Japanese
    Thank you very much for your explanation. No wonder I often see and hear the phrase "depart Wellington".
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I think it's less an AE-BE difference than business jargon vs. ordinary people. The latter usually say "depart from." But I've seen transportation companies here in the US use "Depart CITY 8:32 a.m. - Arrive CITY2 10:47 a.m." on published schedules. Perhaps it's to save space in printing.
     

    JACES

    Member
    Japanese
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I clearly understand the differences in the usage.
     
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