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    Feet/Foot...

    When talking about the height of a person...we always say, he is 6 feet tall."

    while, when talking about the height of a "wall", for example...we always say, "it is a 6 foot wall."


    Is this correct?

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    Re: Feet/Foot...

    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine C. View Post
    When talking about the height of a person...we always say, he is 6 feet tall."

    while, when talking about the height of a "wall", for example...we always say, "it is a 6 foot wall."


    Is this correct?
    Yes, but notice that the constructions are different.

    The first sentence ends with an adjective.
    The second ends with a noun.

    This tree is 6 feet tall.
    This is a 6 foot tree.

    This plank is 6 feet long.
    This is a 6 foot plank.

    John's son is 6 feet tall.
    John has a 6 foot son.

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