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    #1

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    Hello my dear teachers,
    Would you please tell me if there is any difference between these two sentences?
    1)It refers to ...
    2)It tends to refer to ...

    Thanks in advance,

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    #2

    Re: different

    Tends to adds a degree of uncertainty.

    "That dog bites people."---You will be bitten if you are close enough.

    "That dog tends to bite people."---You might be bitten.

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