When should we use 'on' with 'depends'?

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These sentences, for example, have both 'depends on' and only 'depends'. I'm confused, since them (in my opinion) have the same structure.

 

"He either resigned or was sacked, depending on who you talk to."

"There are absolutely rakes of holidays, but it would depend where you work."
" ‘Your job sounds fun.’ ‘It depends what you mean by ‘fun’.’ "

edited Jun 07 '11 at 15:59 coraliecinq New member

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As far as I know, you should always say depends on (or depends upon, if you wish). People may skip it when speaking, but it's still not grammatically correct.

link comment edited Jun 07 '11 at 19:54 Revisery.com Contributor

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