gathering

Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
#1
Hi,

I looked up the word "gathering" in some dictionary, ours and this one. And I gathered that the word is quite formal. It's used in some formal occasions like gathering to protest, gathering for a meeting, etc. I wonder if it could work as "party".

Will you come to tonight's gathering?

Is it natual to say to my female middle school classmate?

Thanks a lot
 

e2efour

Senior Member
UK English
#2
It's fine, though a little formal, as you say. I suggest get-together, which sounds much more like an informal occasion.
 

Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
#3
Thanks a lot, E2e.

I wonder when "get-together" work as a noun, should it be put like this:

Will you come to tonight's get together?

Thanks a lot
 
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