1‘she rose to address the gathering’
assembly, meeting, meet, convention, rally, turnout, congress, convocation, conclave, council, synod, symposium, forum, muster, tweetup
assemblage, collection, company, congregation, audience, crowd, throng, mass, multitude, group, party, band, knot, flock, mob, horde, pack
2‘the gathering of data for a future book’
collecting, collection, garnering, amassing, accumulation, accrual, cumulation, assembly, assembling
stockpiling, hoarding, building up, build-up
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.