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    'depend' or 'depend on'

    Hello, Teachers.

    Which of the following two sentences is correct?
    1. It depends how you tackle the problem.
    2. It depends on how you tackle the problem.
    If they're both grammatical, do they have the same meaning?

    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia :)

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    Re: 'depend' or 'depend on'

    They're the same and they have the same meaning. Depends on is a set phrase and so on can be omitted without changing the meaning of its phrase.

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    Cool Re: 'depend' or 'depend on'

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hello, Teachers.

    Which of the following two sentences is correct?
    1. It depends how you tackle the problem.
    2. It depends on how you tackle the problem.
    If they're both grammatical, do they have the same meaning?

    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia :)
    Try not to omit the preposition (up)on, and you'll stay safer while in exams.


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    Re: 'depend' or 'depend on'

    Thank you, Teachers.

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    Re: 'depend' or 'depend on'

    Hi enydia,
    There are a few words of the famous Galileo Gallilei:
    “The sun. with all those planets revolving around it and depend on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as it if had nothing else in the universe to do.”
    And there are my two cents regarding the present thread.
    to depend on, it all depends on, that depends on, to depends on somebody, depending on somebody,depended on somebody, to be dependent on,
    Dependent on your family in times of crises.
    It all depends on what happens to the other player, ...
    It depends on the fluid compressibility where there are sudden changes in ...
    If something depends on something else it is directly affected as decided by that thing
    The length of time spent exercising depend on the sport you are training for.
    depend on how/what/whatever/ etc.
    Choosing the right bike depends on what you want to use it for.
    depending on something
    The expenses you claim can vary enormously depending on travel distances involved.
    The country depends heavily on its tourist trade.
    We depend entirely on donations from the public.
    depend on somebody/something for something
    Many women have to depend on their husbands for their state pension.
    depend on somebody/something to do something
    We are depending on him finishing the job by Friday.
    You can depend on Jane-she always keeps her promises.
    Do not say that “one thing is depend on another” - Say “one thing is dependent on another”.
    Regards,
    V.

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