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    Default "A large crowd used to collect / gather to listen to his speech."

    "A large crowd used to collect / gather to listen to his speech."

    Which word should I use?

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    Default Re: "A large crowd used to collect / gather to listen to his speech."

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    "A large crowd used to collect / gather to listen to his speech."

    Which word should I use?

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    I'd use "gather". It would be better with "speeches", "used to" suggests a habitual action in the past. If you want to use the singular "speech", use the simple past: "A large crowd gathered..."

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