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    six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    Is it "six foot tall" or "six feet tall" ? And how to say one measures 1.91 meter ?

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    He's 1.91 meters tall.
    He's six feet tall.
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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    Yes...or 'His height is 1.91m'.

    'He's six foot tall'.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Dec-2010 at 10:38.

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    One foot, two feet, three feet, four feet...

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes...or 'His height is 1.91m'.

    'He's six foot tall'.

    Rover
    One reply was "foot", another one was "feet". Are they both possible ?
    And how to say "1.91 meter" ? "One point ninety one meter" ?

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    I cannot post links but search for "Writing unit symbols and the values of quantities" wiki "International System of Units", etc.
    which explicitly, in detail and with examples of usage
    tell that plural of measure units and the values of quantities are used without ending 's'

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    I was link-enabled.
    Wiki article "International System of Units" in section "Writing unit symbols and the values of quantities" tells:
    "Symbols of units are not pluralised, for example "25 kg" (not "25 kgs").[12]"

    [12]
    Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (2006). The International System of Units (SI). 8th ed.. Retrieved 13 February 2008. Chapter 5."
    Last edited by vgv888888; 25-Dec-2010 at 12:58. Reason: inserted links

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    Please backup my replies because I dunno why but all my posts are being deleted
    Last edited by vgv888888; 25-Dec-2010 at 12:53. Reason: I got links posting abilities

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    '1.91m is commonly pronounced one point nine one meters
    I prefer to know how ppl are writing

    Should it be understood that units are pluralized only after fractionable parts of quantities but not after integers?

    Metre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia gives examples where I cannot find any pattern:
    39.37 inches
    0.3937 inch
    0.0254 metres
    2.54 centimetres
    1×10e-10 Ångström
    10 Ångström
    100 picometres
    "1 metre is equivalent to 3 feet, 3 and 3/8 inches.[22] This gives an over-estimate of 0.125 mm"

    And how to understand:
    Symbols of units are not pluralised, for example "25 kg" (not "25 kgs").[12] vs. "names of units" there further

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    Re: six foot/feet tall and 1.91 meter(s) ?

    City Spy: Big business gets cosy with the ethical crowd | Business
    Someone who is six feet tall earns, on average, £101,000 more during a 30-year career than someone who is five feet five inches, and 58% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are over six feet tall.

    Is six feet tall wrong?

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