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    tend to

    What are the differences between these two sentence in meaning?

    He tends to exaggerate. "and" He is exaggerated.


    Please also explain the differences between

    He tends to be selfish. "and" He is selfish.




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    Re: tend to

    "He tends to be selfish" means that he is sometimes selfish, or even frequently selfish.

    "He is exaggerated" is incorrect and meaningless.

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    Re: tend to

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    What are the differences between these two sentence in meaning?

    He tends to exaggerate. "and" He is exaggerated. The second one doesn't make sense.



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    Re: tend to

    What does "He tends to exaggerate" mean?
    Please rephrase it.
    Thanks

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    #5

    Re: tend to

    See probus's response in post #2 and this definition.

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