Student or Learner
One multiple choice exercise includes the following item:
The table is ____ wide. .~
A. three feet and one half foot B. three and half foot
C. three and one half feet D. three and one half foot
I'd like to know if C is the correct answer. And then can I use "three and a half feet"?
Looking forward to your help.
I think the people who wrote the exercise were looking for answer C. Like bhaisahab, I would say "three and a half feet". Be aware though, that you will hear B a lot. Many people (in the UK) use "foot" as if it were a plural.
- How tall are you?
- Five foot six.
We also use the singular for the following type of construction:
- I have a five-foot long dining table.
- We saw a twenty-foot blue whale.
- Its a six-inch caterpillar.
- We need a sixteen-centimetre rule.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Thank bhaisahab and emsr2d2 for the detailed explanation. This is useful and now I get it.