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    • Join Date: Apr 2004
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    foot- measurement

    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    1) He is 5 feet 3 tall.
    2) He is 5 feet 3 inches tall.
    3) He is 5 foot 3 inches tall.

    Also, why people say 'He got 6 foot' instead of 'he got 6 feet'?
    many thanks

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    Re: foot- measurement

    Sentence 3 is the usual form, but 2 is also possible. I would rewrite 1 is "5 feet (or more naturally 'foot') 3".

    I don't know when I would say "He got 6 foot". Do you mean "he is 6 foot"?

    Note that if we use the measurement as an adjective, only the singular form is acceptable:

    Do you have any six-inch nails?
    She stood on top of a six-foot wall.

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