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    #1

    tend to try vs. want to try

    Person A: Have you tried that restaurant?
    Person B:
    1) That's what I want to try.
    2) That's what I tend to try.

    Are they both correct? If so, what is the difference and which one is more common?

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    #2

    Re: tend to try vs. want to try

    #1 and #2 are not natural responses to that question.
    Say:
    "No, but I'd like to."

    or
    "No I haven't, but it's on my list."

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    #3

    Re: tend to try vs. want to try

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    #1 and #2 are not natural responses to that question.
    Say:
    "No, but I'd like to."

    or
    "No I haven't, but it's on my list."
    Thank you! Maybe my example is not good. What I am curious is if "tend to try" is more euphemistic than "want to try"?

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    Re: tend to try vs. want to try

    "Tend" and "want" have different meanings. I don't see it as an issue of "euphemism".

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    #5

    Re: tend to try vs. want to try

    I think you're mixing up "tend" and "intend".

    Have you been to that restaurant?
    No, but I plan to try it.
    No, but I intend to try it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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