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what is the difference between uopn & on? -depend upon someone. -depend on someone. Could you give me more examples? Thank you
Sep 26, 2012 3:50 PM
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In the case you mentioned, there's no real difference. As a general rule, use "on" when in doubt as it's more common and "upon" is usually for more literary or poetic uses. Sometimes, though, you can only use one correctly. A light switch can be turned "on" but not turned "upon." Likewise, something can happen "once upon a time" but not really "once on a time." Unfortunately, I'm not sure what the rule is here, but really, when in doubt, just use "on."
September 26, 2012
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