Common mistake departure vs depart

Departure vs Depart

One common mistake that people often make is confusing the noun "departure" with the verb "depart". While they may seem similar, they have different meanings and uses.


The word "departure" is a noun that refers to the act of leaving or going away. It is commonly used when talking about the act of leaving a place, such as when a person leaves on a trip or a flight. Here are some examples:

  • I will be at the airport to see my friend off on his departure.
  • The train's departure was delayed by an hour.
  • We watched the departure of the ship from the harbor.


The word "depart" is a verb that means to leave or go away from a place. It is used as an action word to describe the act of leaving. Here are some examples:

  • I will depart for my vacation tomorrow morning.
  • She departed from the meeting early.
  • They departed from the city after the storm.

It is important to use the correct form of "depart" depending on the tense and subject. For example, "I depart" is present tense while "I departed" is past tense. Make sure to pay attention to the context and use the appropriate form of the verb.

Linguix grammar checker can help you in identifying and correcting such mistakes easily.

departure vs depart mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I departure at 8 pm.

    I depart|departed at 8 pm.

  • Incorrect:
    I will departure at 8 pm.

    I will depart at 8 pm.

  • Incorrect:
    He departures at 8 o'clock.

    He departs at 8 o'clock.

  • Incorrect:
    I'd like to departure at 8 pm.

    I'd like to depart at 8 pm.

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