GRAMMAR POLICE - Could you please check this?

(17 Posts)
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.

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

Previous four posters are correct. Dependant is a noun.

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


Actually it's depend*a*nt.

PPs are confusing it with independent.

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

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

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

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

Agree with @oneglassandpuzzled.

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


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.

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



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.

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


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

Looks like it can be either

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

Dependent is the American spelling. UK is dependant.

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

Actually it's depend*a*nt.

PPs are confusing it with independent.

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


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


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


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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