• It's accepted British vernacular, and congenial to Americans on the lookout for useful idioms. (Compare the occurrence in American and British English of the Australian to "go walkabout." )
  • As an American, I would say that it is perfectly acceptable.
  • It's origins are British (English) and not American or Canadian as has been suggested by many. The phrase is the past tense of "go" or a reference to the person - "having gone missing". It appears to be acceptable in newspapers and on television but it's not correct. As an alternative the best word to use is "disappeared".
  • It sounds as ignorant as "revert back".
  • Knot in my vocabulery...
  • In the right context, yes.

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