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    Dozen or dozen

    Dear friends,
    I have a question.I am from India.My teacher told me that we use dozen instead of dozen when a numeral precedes it.
    1 one dozen bananas
    2 half dozen bananas
    But when we use one and a half dozen,we use dozens
    3 one and a half dozens bananas
    I doubt whether sentence 3 is correct.Can you please tell whether we use dozen or dozens with one and a half.

    Also,I have seen many phrases like
    4 two litre milk
    5 two litres of milk
    What is the difference between sentence 4 and 5 ? Which one is correct ?
    Thanks

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    Re: Dozen or dozen

    one dozen bananas
    2 half dozen bananas
    2 half a dozen bananas
    3 one and a half dozens bananas
    one and a half dozen bananas
    two dozen bananas
    dozens of bananas
    4 two litre milk
    5 two litres of milks
    two litres of milk

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    Re: Dozen or dozen

    My teacher told me that we use dozen instead of dozen when a numeral precedes it.
    Your teacher is right.

    We say 'A dozen bananas' or 'one dozen bananas'. 'Half a dozen bananas.'
    'One and a half dozen (not 'dozens) bananas.' 'Three and a half dozen bananas.'

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    'Two litres of milk' or 'A two-litre carton of milk' are correct.

    '2 litre milk' is what you might put on your shopping list as a note to yourself.

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    Re: Dozen or dozen

    My teacher told me that we use dozen instead of dozen when a numeral precedes it.
    I don't understand your question at all. If you use "dozen" instead of "dozen" you have not changed anything.

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