Preguntas sobre ejemplos de oraciones con, y la definición y uso de "Collecting"

El significado de "Collecting" en varias frases y oraciones

Q: ¿Qué significa 'Fossil collecting in the United States is restricted only on public lands, and then only sometimes. '
What does' and then only sometimes' mean? And how to understand this part of sentence? thank you.?
A: Only part of the time.

Sometimes it is restricted. Sometimes it is not.
Q: ¿Qué significa single collecting tin?
A: A tin, is a box made from metal.
Q: ¿Qué significa "he couldn't see a single collecting tin"?
A: I was reading Harry Potter and I find this confusing too.

After several dig out, I think this "collecting tin" is referring to Mr Dursley thought they were gathering for "a silly stunt" when he first saw those people(wizard).

"A silly stunt" could mean they were collecting money for some fund raise purpose(like a publicity stunt). e.g. the Ice Bucket Challenge.

And "collecting tin" is a metal box for collecting money. Mr Dursley thought they'd have collecting tin because he thought they were raising money.
Q: ¿Qué significa a single collecting tin?
A: single=one. He couldn't see any collecting tins.

Otras preguntas sobre "Collecting"

Q: what does single collecting tin mean? This bunch were whispering excitedly, too, and he couldn't see a single collecting tin.
A: a collecting tin is British English for a metal container or box that you can put money into for a donation, a tip etc.
In American English we would say a container or a metal container

not a single NOUN.
This means none at all. Not even 1.

E.g. There was not a single child in class. All the children stayed home because they were all sick.

I couldn't find a single parking space. (there were no parking spaces at all, not even one)

There was not a single man at the party. Only women. (there was not even one man there)

He couldn't see a single collecting tin =

He couldn't see any containers / collection box. He couldn't even see one.
Q: If I say “The collecting bank makes presentation to an importer.

Does it mean the collecting bank represents an importer.”, or it means the collecting bank represents one party and deals with an importer?
A: Do you mean "presentation" or "representation"? They're similar looking but different words.
Q: ¿Esto suena natural? I’m collecting some phrases what I want to say in English on this app, you really don’t know about that though.
A: ​‎I’m collecting some phrases that I want to say in English on this app, but you really don’t know about that, though.
Q: ¿Esto suena natural? Which is more natural?
When did you (1. start/ 2. started) collecting stamps?
A: "When did you start collecting stamps?" Is the correct way.

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