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    I got three feet

    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know what the meaning of "before I got three feet" is in the following sentence:

    "I stopped to go into a store but was drenched before I got three feet."

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    Re: I got three feet

    I would like to know what the meaning of "before I got three feet" is in the following sentence:
    "I stopped to go into a store but was drenched before I got three feet."


    Presumably it was raining, he stopped and got out of the car but was drenched before he had moved a distance of three feet away from the car.

    not a teacher

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    Re: I got three feet

    I would have said "before I'd gotten" (before I'd got) with the past perfect.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I got three feet

    Three feet is nearly one metre, in case you're not familiar with imperial (pre-metric) measurements.

    Twelve inches = one foot
    Three feet = one yard

    1 yard = 0.9144 metres
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I got three feet

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Twelve inches = one foot
    Three feet = one yard

    1 yard = 0.9144 metres
    And, as you all know, 5˝ yards = one pole, rod or perch.

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    Re: I got three feet

    Completely off-topic: the title of the thread suggests that the OP was with the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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