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    Default I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    For counting unit,does only foot work here or feet as well?

    ex)I saw an eight-foot(feet) bear in the zoo.

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    For counting unit,does only foot work here or feet as well?

    ex)I saw an eight-foot(feet) bear in the zoo.
    "I saw an eight-foot bear..." is correct. Alternatively you could say, "I saw a bear that was eight feet tall..."

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    How about "...that was eight foot tall"?

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    How about "...that was eight foot tall"?
    I say it.

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    I say, "a 2.4 metre bear"

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I say, "a 2.4 metre bear"
    A 2.438 metre bear, surely.

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    eight-foot (with hyphen singular) .. eight feet ( without hyphen plural)
    two-inch... two inches

    two-metre.. two metres

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    For counting unit,does only foot work here or feet as well?

    ex)I saw an eight-foot(feet) bear in the zoo.

    I thought this thread would be about a bear that has 8 legs. Severely disappointed.

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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    I thought this thread would be about a bear that has 8 legs. Severely disappointed.

    freezeframe: something like this?
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    Default Re: I saw an eight-foot bear in the zoo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    eight-foot (with hyphen singular) .. eight feet ( without hyphen plural)
    It would be nice if it worked that way, but it doesn't seem to. I am six foot tall without a hyphen or my shoes.

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