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    A high tree or a tall tree?

    What is the diffenence between high and tall?

    Thanks!!

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    We use tall mostly for people, trees, buildings with many floors, and a few other things which are higher than they are wide (e.g. factory chimneys).

    How tall are you?
    I'd like something cool to drink in a tall glass.


    In measurements, we use tall for people, but we often use high for things.

    I'm six feet tall.
    That tree is about eighty feet high/tall (both are okay)

    HTH :)

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    While they are both relative terms, I would normally think of tall as applying to the structure and high as applying to a particular point--either in space or on a structure.

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    Ron, one of those doesn't work.

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    Thanks, Tdol!

    (I edited that posting.)

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