to depend on vs to be dependent on

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raes112

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Hello. Is there a difference between the two? Are there any cases where you can use one and not the other? Any help would be appreciated. =)
 

Horsa

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'to depend on' can have a similar meaning to 'rely on' wheareas 'to be dependent on' suggests a financial, physical or emotional need.
 
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