(something) tends to be (adjective)

You can talk about the way that something usually or often is with the phrase "(something) tends to be ___":

Homes in the southern U.S. tend to be a bit larger than those in the North.

The air tends to be very humid close to the coastline.

You can also use "tend to" in the phrase "tend to (do something)":

It tends to rain a lot at this time of year.

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