questions about "a dozen " "A dozen nongovernmental organizations" means many? or mote than ten? or more than twenty? what is the number of a dozen?
May 13, 2013 1:52 PM
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a dozen = twelve (12)
May 13, 2013
As Hasan says, a dozen always means a group of twelve. Saying it means 'a lot of' is a mistranslation. A dozen eggs = 12 eggs Three dozen eggs = 36 eggs It can be similar to 'a lot of' in plural': Dozens of eggs = Groups of twelve eggs = ie. an unspecified number of eggs.
May 13, 2013
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