I found these examples:

Source: https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/7-508-0012?transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)

The purchase of real estate is subject to transfer tax (ITBI). The taxpayer and the rates vary depend on the municipality where the property is located. The rates typically range between 2 and 4 per cent of the purchase price of the property.

Typically, the buyer pays the Notary Public and the Real Estate Registry Office fees, except if otherwise agreed by the parties. Public Notary and Registration fees vary depending on the State where the property is located.


Source: https://www.bradfordjacobs.com/countries/greece-employee-benefits/

In Greece, compensation laws vary depend on the employee classification and the sector they are working in. Employers must also keep in mind that benefits also vary depending on the applicable collective labor agreements or internal work regulations of the company.

  • 4
    The ones without the -ing suffix appear to be typos. Those sentences are improved by using the -ing version.
    – mjjf
    Feb 12, 2022 at 7:46
  • "Typo" is slang for a mistake in typed or written text.
    – mjjf
    Feb 12, 2022 at 7:49
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    I’m voting to close this question because it's asking about a couple of relatively uncommon typesetting errors Feb 12, 2022 at 14:52

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The ones without the -ing suffix appear to be typos. That is, mistakes.

They ought to include -ing.

Is "vary depend on" ever correct? Well, sometimes "vary, depend on" (with a comma) might be. We could imagine such text:

"In Greece, compensation laws vary, depend on the employee classification, and are generally seen as fair to workers."

  • For native speakers, your "contrived" version might be seen as "interesting". But for learners, I think it's just pointlessly confusing (I doubt any native speaker would actually produce such an utterance "for real"). Feb 12, 2022 at 14:55

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