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Meridith
What does it mean ' lost about a dozen pounds between us'? We'd lost about a dozen pounds between us since meeting Does each person lose a dozen pounds? Or, two of them lost a dozen pounds? I don't get 'between us' part.
Feb 27, 2012 8:48 AM
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"Between the two of us, we had lost about a dozen pounds." So in total, about a dozen pounds was lost (maybe one lost seven, and the other five). To mean they each lost a dozen pounds, you would definitely see the word "each" in the sentence.
February 27, 2012
To, "Lose a dozen pounds between us," refers to two people who have lost a dozen pounds together, in combination.
February 27, 2012
Meridith
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