Is there any slight difference between these two?

  1. She bought two dozens of eggs.
  2. She bought two dozen eggs.

In an online course a tutor told that second one is more appropriate if both options come in exam.

They both appear same to me.

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    The second is what people say in real life. Jun 28 at 15:33

1 Answer 1


Conventionally, words that stand for specific amounts do not take the plural form when used with numbers: two dozen (dozen meaning 12 in this case), two million (not two millions).

However, if the number is unspecified, then the plural can be used.

There were dozens of people at the party (an estimate more than 12 but likely less than 100 or so).

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