GRAMMAR POLICE - Could you please check this?

(17 Posts)
GloomyWaters Thu 15-Apr-21 18:01:20

Is it ..

cost is dependant on age group
cost is dependent on age group

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2004bestyear Thu 15-Apr-21 18:02:04

Dependent

FrancesFlute Thu 15-Apr-21 18:03:36

Dependent

MandalaYogaTapestry Thu 15-Apr-21 18:03:50

Dependent

Umbivalent Thu 15-Apr-21 18:04:27

Actually it's depend*a*nt.

PPs are confusing it with independent.

Umbivalent Thu 15-Apr-21 18:05:07

Dependent is the American spelling. UK is dependant.

GloomyWaters Thu 15-Apr-21 18:06:02

That's why Im querying it as some google's say E and others A

Cost depends on the age group taught

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2004bestyear Thu 15-Apr-21 18:06:30

Looks like it can be either

Soontobe60 Thu 15-Apr-21 18:06:54

Dependent

PurpleDaisies Thu 15-Apr-21 18:07:34

Your sentences need to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. Ellipses have three dots not two.

HTPri Thu 15-Apr-21 18:07:45

Dependant

oneglassandpuzzled Thu 15-Apr-21 18:09:02

Umbivalent

Dependent is the American spelling. UK is dependant.

Dependent is more usually an adjective in the UK. Dependant is a noun.

My dependent niece needs me to fund her. She is my only dependant.

dubyalass Thu 15-Apr-21 18:41:04

Agree with @oneglassandpuzzled.

BobbinThreadbare123 Thu 15-Apr-21 18:44:16

Dependant - noun - one who depends on support from others
Dependent - adjective - reliant upon

Cardboardeaux Thu 15-Apr-21 19:19:57

Umbivalent

Actually it's depend*a*nt.

PPs are confusing it with independent.


No, in the OP's sentence it's dependent.

shinyblackdog Thu 15-Apr-21 19:27:02

Previous four posters are correct. Dependant is a noun.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 16-Apr-21 07:28:59

As @BobbinThreadbare123 said above, the 'a' spelling used in the UK is for a different meaning than the one in your sentence. The 'e' spelling is the correct one in this context.

If you were talking about your dependants (ie the people who were financially dependent on you) you'd use the noun.

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