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Reply to "depand vs depanded"

Hi, Joshua—You have titled this thread "depand vs depanded." I think you intended to type "depend vs depended," since neither "depand" nor "depanded" is a word in the English language.

@joshua posted:

Why it is not written as "Health care is depended on investment in state capacity."?

When questions are formulated in English, Joshua, subject–auxiliary inversion needs to be used. It is ungrammatical to ask, "Why it is not written as XYZ?" Subject and auxiliary need to be inverted: "Why is it not written as XYZ?"

@joshua posted:

Health care depends on investment in state capacity.

That sentence, which is perfectly correct, cannot be changed to "Health care is depended on investment in state capacity," which is totally ungrammatical. Perhaps you are groping for the adjective "dependent." You can say:

  • Health care is dependent on investment in state capacity.
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