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    Which one is correct?Is tall only used for humans?And should mountain be plural or singular?

    The highest mountain
    The tallest mountain

    Or, is there other ways to ask for the height of the mountain

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    Default Re: tall mountain

    highest mountain is correct

    you can also use 'high' for buildings

    mountain can be both in singular and plural

    -it's the highest mountain in the country
    -it's one of the highest mountains in the country

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    Default Re: tall mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which one is correct?Is tall only used for humans?And should mountain be plural or singular?

    The highest mountain
    The tallest mountain

    Or, is there other ways to ask for the height of the mountain

    High is applied chiefly to things which rise from a base or foundation or are placed at a conspicuous height above a lower level [a high hill; a high ceiling]

    Tall applies to what grows or rises high by comparison with others of its kind [Tall tree; tall building; tall plant]

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