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    Which of the following sentences is better?

    1. Iím 183 cm tall and weigh 80kg.
    2. Iím 183 cm tall and 80 kg weight.
    Last edited by Ashiuhto; 06-Apr-2012 at 14:38.

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    Default Re: tall and weigh

    You didn't believe me when I corrected it in your essay?

    Only the first.
    "My height it 183 cm and my weight is 80 kg" is okay.
    You don't say "I'm 80 kg weight."
    You say "I weigh 80 kg."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: tall and weigh

    I say, "I am 1m 83 tall".

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    Default Re: tall and weigh

    I was just confused by #2 which I wrote in my essay. But my instructor didn't correct the error. Our expression is somewhat interfered with Chinese thinking.
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    Default Re: tall and weigh

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post

    2. I’m 183 cm tall and 80 kg weight.

    "I'm 183cm in height and 80kg in weight" is possible.
    "I'm 183cm tall and 80kg in weight" is also possible.
    I have put two suggestions above which use the word "weight". My natural statement would be "I'm five foot five and weigh ten stone" but then I'm British and I still use imperial measurements. I believe that in metric, I would say "I'm one metre sixty-five [tall] and [weigh] fifty kilos"

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    Your instructor just missed it, perhaps.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: tall and weigh

    Is this possible as well "I'm 80 kg" ?
    Sorry, I know this thread belongs to Ashiuhto. I just wanted to know if this alternative is also possible?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Is this possible as well "I'm 80 kg" ?
    Sorry, I know this thread belongs to Ashiuhto. I just wanted to know if this alternative is also possible?
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    I think so, yes. In imperial weight, I would say "I'm ten stone four" without saying "pounds" or "in weight".

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    Default Re: tall and weigh

    When discussing athletes, for example, it is common to simply hear "He's 6-4, 240." Meaning 6 foot 4 inches and 240 pounds.

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    Default Re: tall and weigh

    What does it mean by the word stone in the sentence "I'm five foot five and weigh ten stone" ?

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