One-minute tip: Dependent or dependant?

2021-04-09T19:46:29+10:00

Remember which spelling by using 'dependent' in much the same way you use 'independent' (as an adjective). I am dependent/independent; she is a dependent adult / an independent adult. In these examples, dependent – just like independent – is spelled with an 'e'. Then contrast these uses: Our family includes five dependants: one teenager and four [...]