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    #1

    depend on sb doing/to do sth

    I'm depending on you telling/to tell me everything.
    We're depending on him finishing/to finish the job by Friday.

    Can both the -ing form and the infinitive be used without causing difference in meaning?

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    Re: depend on sb doing/to do sth

    Both of them work, but personally, I would use the infinitive (I'm depending on you to tell me everything/ We're depending on him to finish the job by Friday).

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