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Consider the following:

The response time of a service depends on the network traffic,

The response time of a service dependant on the network traffic.

Which is correct?

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The first, both in grammar and spelling. –  MετάEd Aug 15 '12 at 14:51

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Your first sentence is correct, while your second one is incorrect or incomplete.

Your second statement maybe rewritten as follow:

The response time of a service is dependent on the network traffic

Or

The response time of a service dependent on the network traffic, [details]

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I'm unconfortable with your last 'dependent' usage because it is unclear what part of speech this word is in that context! –  Xavier Hernández Balcázar Aug 15 '12 at 9:28
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@Xavier- Look at it this way: The response time of a service , dependent on the network traffic, failed to achieve... –  Noah Aug 15 '12 at 10:33

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