起薪为26 000至30 500英镑不等，依个人经验而定。
Starting salary varies from lb26 000 to lb30 500, depending on experience.
He either resigned or was sacked, depending on who you talk to.
used to say that you are not certain about sth because other things have to be considered
‘Is he coming?’ ‘That depends. He may not have the time.’
I don't know if we can help─it all depends.
I might not go. It depends how tired I am.
‘Your job sounds fun.’ ‘It depends what you mean by ‘fun’.’
I shouldn't be too late. But it depends if the traffic's bad.
to rely on sb/sth and be able to trust them
He was the sort of person you could depend on.
He knew he could depend upon her to deal with the situation.
to be sure or expect that sth will happen
Depend upon it (= you can be sure) we won't give up.
Can we depend on you coming in on Sunday?
You can depend on his coming in on Sunday.
You can depend on her to be (= she always is) late.
not usually used in the progressive tenses
to need money, help, etc. from sb/sth else for a particular purpose
The community depends on the shipping industry for its survival.
I don't want to depend too much on my parents.
not used in the progressive tenses
to be affected or decided by sth
Does the quality of teaching depend on class size?
It would depend on the circumstances.
Whether we need more food depends on how many people turn up.
In informal English, it is quite common to say depend rather than depend on before words like what , how or whether .
It depends what you mean by ‘hostile’.
In formal written English, depend should always be followed by on or upon .
It depends on how you define the term ‘hostile’.
Upon is more formal and less frequent than on .