(something happens) depending on (something)

If you want to talk about one thing that's strongly affected by something else, use the phrase "depending on ___". Here's an example:

It might take up to two days to dry depending on the temperature, how humid it is, and so on.

You can either follow "depending on" with a noun:

We might stop by depending on our schedule.

Or you can follow it with a clause using "what", "who", "how", etc.:

You might get a wide variety of answers depending on who you ask.

You can also put "depending on" at the beginning of a sentence:

Depending on what style you want, it could cost anywhere from three hundred to a thousand bucks.

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