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〜がちだ/がちで/がちな/がちの

Usage:

①Polite Form of Verb(drop the ます in the end) + がちだ/がちで/がちな/がちの
②Noun + がちだ/がちで/がちな/がちの


Meaning:

「〜がちだ/がちで/がちな/がちの」means “tend to…”.

Examples:

くるまってばかりだと、運動うんどうそくになりがちだ。
If you ride cars all the time you’ll tend to be out of shape.
 
あついときはつめたいものをべがちで、よくおなかこわす。
I tend to eat cold things when the weather it’s hot, and it will often make my stomach upset.
 
わたしあにびょうがちなひとです。
My brother tends to get sick.

Notes:

①がちだ is in the end of the sentence, がちで is in the middle of the sentence, and  がちな/がちの should follow noun.
②がちな and がちの are the same, but we use がちな more often than がちの.
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