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    #1

    dozen

    1 two dozens of eggs
    2 two dozen of eggs
    3 two dozens eggs

    Teachers, which one is correct? Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: dozen

    Say:

    Two dozen eggs

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    Re: dozen

    We treat "dozen" the same way we treat "hundred/thousand/million".

    Two dozen eggs.
    Two hundred eggs.
    Two thousand eggs.
    Two million eggs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: dozen

    Also, when being imprecise, we can use all of these terms in the plural followed by of:

    Dozens of cars slid off the highway
    Hundreds of birds flew by
    Thousands of people protested
    Millions of people voted.
    I am not a teacher.

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