01. We saw some squirrels [gathering] acorns to eat.
02. The children all [gathered] around the artist as he painted the picture.
03. Why don't you [gather] up your stuff while I get the car warmed up?
04. It has taken a while for the police to [gather] enough evidence to press charges against the suspect.
05. The bicycle [gathered] speed as it rolled down the hill.
06. You'd better rest, and [gather] your strength for the hike back.
07. It's not really a meeting; it's just an informal [gathering] of people with a common interest in preserving the area for park land.
08. There is an old expression in English which states that a rolling stone [gathers] no moss.
09. There is an Ashanti proverb which says that if you pick up the hen, you can [gather] all the chicks.
10. The enormous amounts of information generally [gathered] in survey research is incomprehensible in raw form.
11. There is a Vietnamese proverb which states that if you want to [gather] a lot of knowledge, act as if you are ignorant.
12. Robert Herrick wrote, "[Gather] ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: and this same flower that smiles to-day, to-morrow will be dying.
13. Rattlesnakes [gather] in groups to sleep through the winter, with sometimes up to 1,000 of them together, to keep warm.
14. In a year's time, bees [gather] 80,000 tons of pollen in the United States.
15. In Malaysia, trained monkeys are used to [gather] coconuts.
16. Every three years, millions of people [gather] in India for the largest Hindu festival in the world.
17. Many animals [gather] tightly together for defense of the group as a whole.
18. In Burundi, dancing is considered essential to all family and ceremonial [gatherings].
19. Muslims face towards Mecca when they [gather] together for prayer.
20. Psychologists use surveys to sample reported behavior broadly by [gathering] responses from many different individuals.
21. A Persian proverb notes that drops that [gather] one by one finally become a sea.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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