Your mother is going to make breakfast. She asks you if you want some. You want to eat something light, but you don't want to eat heavy things like bacon or pancakes. So you want to know what she's going to cook. You ask:
It depends. What are you making?
You've probably learned to use the word "cook" to describe preparing food. But you can also use "make". "Make" is a more general term, because "cook" should only be used to describe making food using heat. So you can "cook" pasta or "make" pasta, but it's odd to "cook" a sandwich:
I'm making a sandwich. You want one?
When someone asks you a question, and you're not sure of the answer, you can say "It depends." This phrase means that you can't answer until you know more information. In the example above, you can't answer the question, "Do you want some breakfast?" until you know what your mother is cooking.
You tell what information you need to know in order to make the decision using "depends on ___":
It depends on what you're making.
You can also just say "It depends." and then ask a question, like in the example above.
You ask "What are you (doing)?" to find out about someone's planned actions. Asking in this way makes it sound like you think the listener already has a specific plan for what to do.
In the example above, the speaker assumes that his or her mother already knows what she's going to make for breakfast, and is only asking to see how much of it she should make.
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