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    Foot / Feet

    Are these correct? If not, why?
    1. He is about five foot five. (What does 'five foot five' mean?)
    2. He is about five feet five. (If 'feet' is wrong here, why?)

    3. He is about five feet. (Correct? If #2 is incorrect, why is #3 correct?)
    4. He is about five foot. (Incorrect? If this is incorrect, why is #1 correct?)

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    Re: Foot / Feet

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?
    1. He is about five foot five. (What does 'five foot five' mean?)
    2. He is about five feet five. (If 'feet' is wrong here, why?)

    3. He is about five feet. (Correct? If #2 is incorrect, why is #3 correct?)
    4. He is about five foot. (Incorrect? If this is incorrect, why is #1 correct?)
    1. He is about five-foot-five. (Numerically,5'5")
    2. He is about five-feet, five-inches tall. (5'5")
    3. He is about five-feet tall. (5')
    4. He is about five-foot (something). (5'?")

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