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    two dozen of eggs; three dozen of ale

    Are the expressions "two dozen of eggs" and "three dozen of ale" acceptable?

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    Re: two dozen of eggs; three dozen of ale

    For the most part, it goes like this:

    Two dozen eggs; two dozen cats; two dozen books; two dozen bottles of beer; etc.
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    Two dozen of the ones in the back; two dozen of these pink ones, two dozen of those my sister told me about; two dozen of the 400 students; etc.

    In other words, only use of if you are talking about two dozen (or any other amount) of a specific larger group.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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