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Difference between gather and collect #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 10, 2005 20:55 pm   Difference between gather and collect
 

Test No. incompl/advan-3 "Credit Card Holders", question 9

This charity was set up to ......... money for the poor.

(a) collect
(b) gather
(c) assemble
(d) convene

Test No. incompl/advan-3 "Credit Card Holders", answer 9

This charity was set up to collect money for the poor.

Correct answer: (a) collect

Your answer was: incorrect
This charity was set up to gather money for the poor.
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HI , I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY GATHER CAN'T BE CORRECT IN THIS SENTENCE

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Difference between gather and collect #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 10, 2005 21:03 pm   Difference between gather and collect
 

You can gather information but you collect money, that means you take payments from other people and organizations.

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