Both are possible. 'Highest' is far more commonly used than 'tallest' - Ngram
Student or Learner
"Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is in the Himalayas." (from my teacher's handout)
Is this sentence correct? Is "highest" used correctly? How about "tallest"? Thanks!
Last edited by z7655431; 24-May-2016 at 17:15.
Mount Everest is in the Himalayas, and the ten highest peaks in the world are in the Himalayas.