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    weighs and lenghts

    Hi guys,

    We say "He weighs 90 kgs or he weighted 90kgs" but can we say "Something lengths 1 ft", if yes than what would be the past form?

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    Re: weighs and lenghts

    No we can't. "Length" is not a verb; it has no past. There is a verb "lengthen/lengthened", but cannot be used as you used "weigh/weighed".

    In your question, it should be "or he weighed 90 kgs". This is another run-on sentence. A comma before "if" is not sufficient.

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    Re: weighs and lenghts

    So how can we use "Lenght" in this manner?

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    Re: weighs and lenghts

    We can't. It is a noun. Did you not understand my first "No we can't"?

    The word is "length".

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    Re: weighs and lenghts

    You have to say 'Something measures 1ft' or 'Something is 1ft long/tall'.

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    Re: weighs and lenghts

    And the verb lengthen means to increase the length/duration, so cannot be used for giving the measurement.

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