(something) tends to (do something)

You can talk about things that usually or often happen with the phrase "tends to ___":

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

Mom tends to forget things unless you remind her a lot.

You can also use "be" plus an adjective after "tends to":

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

Japanese people tend to be rather reserved.

This phrase appears in these lessons: