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    #1

    depend on

    I have come across some phrasal verbs that, the book where I have found them out says they are all synonyms of "to depend on/upon"...they are:
    to ride on, to hang on/upon, to hinge on...
    Do you really use them as synonyms of "depend on" in everyday's English? Are they all used by native speakers or do you prefer to use "depend on" instead?

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    Re: depend on

    any answer?

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    #3

    Re: depend on

    not a teacher

    Yes, they are all used to some degree to express various nuances of "to depend on/upon", or just for variety.
    "Our future careers are riding on the success of this show".
    "The outcome of the war can hang/hinge on the result of a single battle".

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    Re: depend on

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    any answer?
    Please don't bump threads after such a short time. We are all volunteers and we work through the threads in our own time, not to your timescale. In addition, in this case, it is the weekend here so many people won't be logging on at all. Be patient.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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