1. foot/feet

How does the measurement in the sentence read?

- The ball dropped from 11 ft. store building.

Should it "eleven feet" or "eleven foot". Please explain if the answer is foot. Also, I would be grateful if there would be some examples. Thanks.

2. Re: foot/feet

Originally Posted by hlbert03
How does the measurement in the sentence read?

- The ball dropped from 11 ft. store building.

Should it "eleven feet" or "eleven foot". Please explain if the answer is foot. Also, I would be grateful if there would be some examples. Thanks.
That sentence makes no sense.

The ball dropped from an 11 story building.
The ball dropped 11 feet.
My apartment has 11-foot ceilings.

3. Re: foot/feet

Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
That sentence makes no sense.

The ball dropped from an 11 story building.
The ball dropped 11 feet.
My apartment has 11-foot ceilings.

Sorry for the wrong sentence. I just want to know how to say "11 ft." Should it be "eleven foot" or should I use "feet" instead. Thanks again.

4. Re: foot/feet

Originally Posted by hlbert03
Sorry for the wrong sentence. I just want to know how to say "11 ft." Should it be "eleven foot" or should I use "feet" instead. Thanks again.

Normally, use "foot" when it is an adjective and "feet when it is a distance.

He ran 400 feet.

He bought a 12-foot plank.

5. Re: foot/feet

Originally Posted by MikeNewYork

Normally, use "foot" when it is an adjective and "feet when it is a distance.

He ran 400 feet.

He bought a 12-foot plank.

Thank you.

6. Re: foot/feet

Originally Posted by hlbert03
Thank you.
You're welcome.

7. Re: foot/feet

Hi,
I think there might have been a typo. Would it make sense with 11,000 feet store building? Or 1,100?

8. Re: foot/feet

Originally Posted by Humble
Hi,
I think there might have been a typo. Would it make sense with 11,000 feet store building? Or 1,100?
Those, especially the first, would be some stores. The tallest man-made structure on earth (at the current time) is 2063 feet tall and it is a communications tower.

9. Re: foot/feet

DEAR ,
For measuring tools we use 11 feet as well as inches -meters -yards
kilometers - centimeters and so on .but the question is " how can it be used with one" one feet or on foot?

with best regards!

saleemabu

10. Re: foot/feet

Originally Posted by saleemabu
DEAR ,
For measuring tools we use 11 feet as well as inches -meters -yards
kilometers - centimeters and so on .but the question is " how can it be used with one" one feet or on foot?

with best regards!

saleemabu
With "one" it is always "foot".

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