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An example use of tend in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… yes because in fact that's it is that often we tend to say I'm going to …”
Tend means to move or stretch toward something.
the word tend occurs in english on average 62.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tend can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;