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    I am six feet/foot (???) tall

    Just can't understand which one is better to use. I have heard a lot of people using both almost interchangeably; some others, however, strongly object to "foot" as being nonstandard. Some prefer "foot," though. Which one is better to stick with?

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    Re: I am six feet/foot (???) tall

    Quote Originally Posted by Hampshire Pewter
    Just can't understand which one is better to use. I have heard a lot of people using both almost interchangeably; some others, however, strongly object to "foot" as being nonstandard. Some prefer "foot," though. Which one is better to stick with?
    He is a six-foot man. (OK)
    He is six feet tall. (OK)

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    Re: I am six feet/foot (???) tall

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Hampshire Pewter
    Just can't understand which one is better to use. I have heard a lot of people using both almost interchangeably; some others, however, strongly object to "foot" as being nonstandard. Some prefer "foot," though. Which one is better to stick with?
    He is a six-foot man. (OK)
    He is six feet tall. (OK)

    Click here
    Thanks a lot. This is actually what I expected, but some people persist saying "He is six foot tall" or "It is five foot away" that in the end it gets really confusing.

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    Re: I am six feet/foot (???) tall

    Quote Originally Posted by Hampshire Pewter
    Thanks a lot. This is actually what I expected, but some people persist saying "He is six foot tall" or "It is five foot away" that in the end it gets really confusing.
    You're welcome. :D

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