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  1. wotcha22
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    The content of the language ...., depending on/ dependent on the relationship ...

    "The content of the language is more personal than objective, dependent on/depending on the relationship between speaker and listener."

    I wonder whether 'dependent on' is proper and grammatical in this sentence. If it is, is there any differences between 'depending on' and 'dependent on'?

    Also, I want to know whether "dependent on..." is a parallel structure with "The content... than objective" or a participial phrase.

    Otherwise, are "dependent on..." and "The content... than objective" an apposition structure?
    Last edited by wotcha22; 20-Sep-2013 at 15:16.

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    Re: The content of the language ...., depending on/ dependent on the relationship ...

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha22 View Post
    "The content of the language is more personal than objective, dependent on/depending on the relationship between speaker and listener."

    I wonder whether 'dependent on' is proper and grammatical in this sentence. If it is, is there any differences between 'depending on' and 'dependent on'?

    Also, I want to know whether "dependent on..." is a parallel structure with "The content... than objective" or a participial phrase.

    Otherwise, are "dependent on..." and "The content... than objective" an apposition structure?
    I would choose "dependent on" in this sentence. It would then be an appositional structure explaining the first part of the sentence.

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