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01. Students [tend] to work very hard at the beginning of the session, but then often get kind of lazy towards the end.
02. Carmen [tends] to lose her temper if you disagree with her.
03. Boys [tend] to mature at a later age than girls.
04. Kindergarten children have a [tendency] to believe anything their teachers tell them.
05. The child has some violent [tendencies] that need to be addressed.
06. Can you [tend] bar while I go clear off the tables?
07. The weather [tends] to be quite hot and dry here during the summer months.
08. Dr. Joyce Brothers has stated that those who have easy, cheerful attitudes [tend] to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money or success.
09. There are many reasons to explain the social [tendency] in human beings.
10. The great Indian statesman Nehru once remarked that the forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, [tend] to make the rich richer, and the poor poorer.
11. Travelers to that part of the world [tend] to be young people who don't want to spend a lot of money on souvenirs.
12. People have a [tendency] to evaluate other cultures in reference to their own presumably superior culture.
13. Research suggests that fat parents [tend] to have fat children, regardless of their diet or level of activity.
14. People in Guatemala [tend] to marry while still quite young, often between the ages of 16 and 19.
15. People in Nicaragua [tend] to stay in the same towns where their ancestors lived for generations.
16. Argentineans [tend] to hug and kiss upon meeting and leaving one another.
17. The role of the urban housewife in Paraguay is to raise children, and [tend] the home.
18. People have a natural [tendency] to imitate or model the behavior of significant figures in their lives.
19. Mothers who are educated [tend] to send their children to school, which is essential for breaking the cycle of poverty from one generation to another.

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