a dozen e-mails with Kate

Discussion in 'English Only' started by VicNicSor, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian
    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.
     
  2. dcel Member

    Hungarian
    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 :)
     
  3. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian
    That makes sense, thank you.
     

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