dependable

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Are they interchangeable in this context?
“You can depend on Emma. She is a very dependable/reliable/ trustworthy girl.”
Thank you very much.
 
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Hi,
    Are they interchangeable in this context?
    “You can depend on Emma. She is a very dependable/reliable/ trustworthy girl.”
    Thank you very much.
    "Dependable" and "reliable" would be synonymous here, Mimi, but "trustworthy" has a different connotation. We should actually have more context because you haven't told us whether Emma can be trusted to clean the floor properly or whether she can be trusted not to run away with your jewellry.
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Thank you, Dimcl.
    Your interesting example help me easily understand how to use these two adjectives "dependable" and "trustworthy".
    Thanks.
     
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