a dozen e-mails with Kate


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She sent a recipe, and off my mother went to the grocery store in search of decent chicken thighs. Meanwhile, the painkillers were wearing off. That soup better be good, I thought. Three hours and a dozen e-mails with Kate later, my mother had successfully made the chicken broth.
The Unlikely Chef By Jami Attenberg

I would expext it to be "a dozen e-mails from Kate". Why "with"?:confused:
Thank you.
  • dcel

    Three hours and a dozen e-mails with Kate later... ~ After three hours, and after exchanging a dozen emails with Kate.
    '... from Kate' would suggest that it was just Kate emailing her, '... with Kate' refers to interactive conmmunication.
    At least that's what I think :)
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