English Lesson: Verb + Preposition (Count & Depend)

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I mentioned yesterday about some trouble I had with my hosting company. I depend on the internet to be on and working every day so that I can create these lessons here and communicate with you guys, my readers. I think now you count on me to help you learn English, so if the internet is not working, or the website is down, we can’t get together like this. Can you count on your internet company?

Today, let’s continue looking at the verb + preposition combination. Some verbs are always followed by a certain preposition, and this can get confusing. Today we will look at these two verbs: count  & depend.  Do you know which prepositions follow these verbs? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check the lesson below:

Use count on followed by a person or thing. You can use count on in the progressive (verb + ing) form:

  • I told Jane, “I am counting on you!”
  • Can you count on your internet company?

We use count on [person/thing] + to Verb to show what we count on that person/thing to do. You can also use count on [person/thing] + for [something]

  • You count on me to help you learn English.
  • I count on my internet company for reliable service.

Use depend on followed by a person or thing. Note that we do not use depend on in the progressive (verb + ing) form:

  • I told Jane, “I depend on you!” Not, I am depending on you.
  • Can you depend on your internet company?

We use depend on [person/thing] + to Verb to show what we depend on that person/thing to do. You can also use depend on [person/thing] + for [something]

  • You can depend on me to help you learn English here!
  • I depend on my internet company for reliable service.

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