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"resign from" vs. "depart from"



 
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"resign from" vs. "depart from" #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:47 am   "resign from" vs. "depart from"
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #62 "Synonyms for quit", question 2

Have you heard that Mrs Andrews ......... from the board of directors?

(a) departed
(b) abandoned
(c) deserted
(d) resigned

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #62 "Synonyms for quit", answer 2

Have you heard that Mrs Andrews resigned from the board of directors?

Correct answer: (d) resigned

Your answer was: incorrect
Have you heard that Mrs Andrews departed from the board of directors?
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Resign/depart #2 (permalink) Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:59 pm   Resign/depart
 

Hi,

Resign from means leave from a job or post or in this case Mrs Andrews has decided no longer to be a member of the board.

Depart from is leave in the sense of go on a journey from as in the train departs from paltform 5.

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"resign from" vs. "depart from" #3 (permalink) Sun May 09, 2010 11:58 am   "resign from" vs. "depart from"
 

does this mean# resigned# is not correct ?
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"resign from" vs. "depart from" #4 (permalink) Sun May 09, 2010 21:42 pm   "resign from" vs. "depart from"
 

No - it means 'resigned' is correct... just like the answer said!
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"resign from" vs. "depart from" #5 (permalink) Tue Aug 24, 2010 17:22 pm   "resign from" vs. "depart from"
 

Hi teachers,
Please tell me why "abandon" is wrong here?
Thanks in advance.
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"resign from" vs. "depart from" #6 (permalink) Tue Aug 24, 2010 19:12 pm   "resign from" vs. "depart from"
 

Hi,

Two points: 'abandon' needs a direct object usually as in: The crew abandoned the ship when they saw it was sinking. The second point is that 'abandon' has the sense of 'leave behind' and at the same time 'lose interest' in what you have left behind.

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