Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Tend"

The meaning of "Tend" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does tend to mean?
A:tend to” has 2 meanings.

1. usually, often, habitual, but not always - “I tend to make loud noises when I eat”
“He tends to sleep late every night”

2. take care of, give attention to - “i tend to my garden by watering my plants every day”
Q: What does tend
mean?
A: Care for/take care of
I have to tend the children.
or
Frequently behave in a particular way
I tend to drink wine on weekends.

It depends on the context.

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Q: What does tend to mean?
A: exactly! Sorry for being unclear.

To summarize it, tend to can be used to describe how someone acts and ask to, for example, do the dishes.

I hope you understand now! :)
Q: What does tends mean?
A: It has a high chance of occurring.

People who eat too much fast food tend to get fat.
People who eat too much fat tend to develop heart problems.
People who drink too much tend to develop liver problems.
People who exercise tend to live longer.
People who smoke tend to develop cancer.
Q: What does what I tend to do mean?
A: Wow! Thank you so much! I haven't more questions about it 🙏✌️😇

Example sentences using "Tend"

Q: Please show me example sentences with tend.
A: "I tend to buy lots of apples, then not eat them" (tend =have a habit to)

" Farmers tend sheep" (tend=take care of)

*soups boiling over on stove*
A " Can you tend to that? I'm busy."
B " Okay." (tend= take care of it, manage it, give it attention")
Q: Please show me example sentences with tend.
A: She tends to exxagerate.
I tend to my garden on Saturdays.
Q: Please show me example sentences with tend.
A: Verb(1):
1. regularly or frequently behave in a particular way or have a certain characteristic
"I tend to talk too much when I'm nervous."
2. be liable to possess or display (a particular characteristic)
"He tends towards conservatism."
3. go or move in a particular direction
"Fire is hot and tends upwards."

Verb(2):
1. care for or look after; give one's attention to
"As a volunteer, I tend patients, keeping them and their visitors comfortable."
2. direct or manage; work in
"I've been tending bar at the airport lounge."

Which of these meanings are you particularly interested in?
Q: Please show me example sentences with I tend to .
A: Meaning=often, usually, have a habit
"Sorry, I tend to talk really fast"
"I tend to fall asleep when I'm bored"

Meaning=deal with
"Will you answer the phone while I tend to the kids?"
"I can't talk now, I'm tending to something important."
Q: Please show me example sentences with tend to.
A: Its literal meaning, which is "to look after": "I tend to my garden". "Jenny tends to Patrick's wounds".
Or its other meaning, "a tendacy to": "the sky tends to be cloudy".

Synonyms of "Tend" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between tend to and prone to ?
A: The meaning is very similar but the grammar is different.
I tend to go shopping on weekends. I tend to fall asleep in class. I don’t tend to like novels, but I like this one.
I’m prone to falling asleep in class. I’m prone to showing up late. I’m not prone to going to the movies.
Q: What is the difference between tend to and be likely to ?
A: tend = something you usually do
- I tend to hate restaurants.
be likely to = something you're probably do.
- I'm most likely going to hate this restaurant.
Q: What is the difference between you tend to and you are likely to ?
A: You tend to work hard. (It is your habit/nature to work hard/ you are inclined to work hard)
You are likely to work hard. (I guess you most probably work hard)
Q: What is the difference between tend to and be likely to ?
A: Tend to is more out of habit. She tends to twirl her hair when she is nervous.

Likely to is a guess from actions or prior knowledge.. Because it is cloudy, it is likely to rain.
Q: What is the difference between tend to and prone to ?
A: There is more than one meaning for "tend " and "prone to"
Meanings of "tend"
aid, attendance, attention, care, remedy, tending, therapy, treatment,
attend, be inclined to, be inclined towards, have a tendency to, incline to, incline towards, lean to, lean towards, look after, medicate, nurse, treat.

Meanings of "prone to" = likely to do something OR be affected by something, vulnerable.
Examples:
1.The coastal region is prone to earthquakes.

2.prone to do something: He’s prone to gain weight.

Translations of "Tend"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I tend to not interfere or I tend not to interfere?
A: Thank you Claire :)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? tend
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Other questions about "Tend"

Q: I tend to be random and am not being planned does this sound natural?
A: Sorry for my very southern accent!😊
Q: he quickly tends to flip out. does this sound natural?
A: He tends to flip out quickly
Q: ‎I tend to be rude to familiar people does this sound natural?
A: Instead of "familiar people" I would say "I tend to be rude to people I'm familiar with" (just to sound a little more natural)
Q: I tend to feel hot. does this sound natural?
A: you could also say "I tend to run hot"
Q: Sometimes he tend to be a little shy does this sound natural?
A: An 's' after 'tend' would make it perfect

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