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American Sign Language: "count on" / "rely on"
A student writes:
Hi Dr. Bill,
I just wondered how to sign the idiom "count on" which means to rely or to depend on someone or something. In this case, do I use the sign for count (as in counting money) with your F-handshape sliding forward your base hand in a flat handshape? or should I use the sign for "depend on / rely" instead?
For sure you should use DEPEND to mean "count on." The COUNT sign doesn't mean or indicate "reliability" at all.
- Dr. Bill
DEPEND-ON / rely on / count on:
Also see: COUNT
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