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They regret they didn't have the wedding in this nice village, saying "put together a showcase wedding". "Put together" is "gather many things into one", but why is it used here?
mother- A lovely little place. If I'd had a little notice, we could've really put together a showcase wedding here.son- You know, mom, we're not really into the showcase thing.
To organise a showcase wedding, mother would have had to book the church, arrange the reception, the taxis, the flowers, guest invitations, hire of marquee and caterers. . .I could go on.
Can you see how this flurry of activity can be called gathering many things into one?
Put together is much more succinct.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-May-2011 at 10:51.