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    Default Prep to go with gather

    Can you help me decide if the prepositions I use in the following are the best choice.
    1. The children gathered with the teacher.
    Is it OK to say: The children gathered round/ around the teacher. ?
    2. After dinner, people gather to/ at/ round/ around the house that had a television. Some even watched through the window.
    I choose at/ around. Can to/ round be used here.
    Some prepositions make me confused because I don't have chances to practice in real situations (I live in Vietnam.)
    I need your help to use them in right ways.
    I appreciate your help.

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    Default Re: Prep to go with gather

    Quote Originally Posted by tranlam1609 View Post
    Can you help me decide if the prepositions I use in the following are the best choice.
    1. The children gathered with the teacher.
    Is it OK to say: The children gathered round/ around the teacher. ? "gathered around" is correct. I wouldn't use "with".
    2. After dinner, people gather to/ at/ round/ around the house that had a television. Some even watched through the window. I would use "at". Your tenses are a bit mixed up, by the way.
    I choose at/ around. Can to/ round be used here.
    Some prepositions make me confused because I don't have chances to practice in real situations (I live in Vietnam.)
    I need your help to use them in right ways.
    I appreciate your help.
    Bhai.

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    Default Re: Prep to go with gather

    Thank you very much.
    They are not my sentences. I found them on the net but I don't believe in the keys so I posted them to ask you.
    (After dinner, people gather around the house that had a television. Some even watched through the window. ) Can I use around here or I can only use at?

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    Default Re: Prep to go with gather

    Around would only cover those watching through the window, while at is general enough to include everyone.

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    Default Re: Prep to go with gather

    Thank you! When I get lost I'd better ask to find the way.
    One more question I want to ask you. In what situation can I use gather with? can you give some example?
    Best wishes to all of you.

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    Default Re: Prep to go with gather

    Quote Originally Posted by tranlam1609 View Post
    Thank you! When I get lost I'd better ask to find the way.
    One more question I want to ask you. In what situation can I use gather with? can you give some example?
    Best wishes to all of you.
    MikeNewYork plans to gather with his colleagues at a local bar.

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