Dependent or dependant?
They sound and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?
A dependant (noun) is a person who depends on someone else for support.
Dependent (adjective) describes a person or thing depending on someone/something else or unable to function without the thing it depends on.
The difference between the a and the e is an important one.
However, in the US both the noun and adjective can be written with the a, so make sure you use the right version for the right audience.
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