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Meaning of "gathered a bundle of" #1 (permalink) Fri Oct 27, 2006 22:29 pm   Meaning of "gathered a bundle of"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", question 1

The boys gathered a bundle of ..........

(a) sticks
(b) people
(c) beads
(d) houses

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Common Quantity Nouns", answer 1

The boys gathered a bundle of sticks.

Correct answer: (a) sticks
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what does it mean "gathered a bundle of"?

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Meaning of "gathered a bundle of" #2 (permalink) Fri Oct 27, 2006 23:16 pm   Meaning of "gathered a bundle of"
 

To gather is to bring together or to collect.

A bundle of sticks is a collection of sticks fastened for carrying.
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Meaning of "gathered a bundle of" #3 (permalink) Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:33 am   Meaning of "gathered a bundle of"
 

when we can use "a bundle of"?
could you give me another examples of sentences that use "a bundle of"?
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Meaning of "gathered a bundle of" #4 (permalink) Tue Apr 20, 2010 16:14 pm   Meaning of "gathered a bundle of"
 

It can be used with almost any countable and some uncountable nouns. Here are some examples:
- a bundle of flowers
- a bundle of branches
- a bundle of twigs
- a bundle of letters
- a bundle of problems
- a bundle of arrows

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Meaning of "gathered a bundle of" #5 (permalink) Fri Nov 04, 2011 16:54 pm   Meaning of "gathered a bundle of"
 

So, it could be any of the options except people, but we select the most reasonable?
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Meaning of "gathered a bundle of" #6 (permalink) Fri Nov 04, 2011 18:38 pm   Meaning of "gathered a bundle of"
 

You might note the expression 'a bundle of joy', often used to describe a small child/a baby.

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Meaning of "gathered a bundle of" #7 (permalink) Fri Nov 04, 2011 21:00 pm   Meaning of "gathered a bundle of"
 

Hello,

For memorizing I would like to put them in the context.

bundle of joy =a baby son or daughter
Here are the latest pictures of my little bundle of joy.(OED)

We are expecting a bundle of joy next September.(Free Dictionary)

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What is the origin/likely derivation of "bundle of joy", referring to a baby (born or yet-to-be-born)? On the simpler, more innocent side, it could be merely from "bundle" as a "package" and "joy" as "happiness". (package of happiness?)
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