# Thread: I got three feet

1. ## 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."

Thank you.

2. ## 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

3. ## Re: I got three feet

I would have said "before I'd gotten" (before I'd got) with the past perfect.

4. ## 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

5. ## Re: I got three feet

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
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.

6. ## 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

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