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    1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    Dear Teachers,

    Which of the following sentences is correct and which is wrong?

    1) This hill is 1000 meters high.

    2) This hill is 1000 meter high.

    3) This hill is 1000-meter high.

    They all sound ok to me. But I'm afraid one or two of them may sound strange to an English native speaker.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by SongYuxiang; 06-Mar-2009 at 05:03.

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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    1) This hill is 1000 meters high.

    2) This hill is 1000 meter high.

    3) This hill is 1000-meter high.

    Note,

    Ex: The hill measures 1 meter.
    (meter is a singular noun, so no -s)

    Ex: The hill measures 2 meters.
    (meter is a plural noun, so add -s)

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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    Thank you very much, Dear Soup.

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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    You make me confused, teacher.
    I remember that "He's 5 year old", so I think "The hill is 1000 meter high" as the same as "He's 5 year old".
    Please explain me more. Thanks in advance.


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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    Sorry guys,

    A meter is a device for measuring gas usage.

    A metre is a measure of distance or height.

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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dkth1nh View Post
    You make me confused, teacher.
    I remember that "He's 5 year old", so I think "The hill is 1000 meter high" as the same as "He's 5 year old".
    Please explain me more. Thanks in advance.
    5 years old, not 5-year-old.

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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    Which of the following sentences is correct and which is wrong?

    1) This hill is 1000 meters high. Yes.

    2) This hill is 1000 meter high. No.

    3) This hill is 1000-meter high. No.

    They all sound ok to me. But I'm afraid one or two of them may sound strange to an English native speaker.

    Thanks.
    You can also say: This is a thousand-meter high hill. Adjectives are not pluralized.

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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    Thank you, dear Charlie, for your help.

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    #9

    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kitosdad View Post
    Sorry guys,

    A meter is a device for measuring gas usage.

    A metre is a measure of distance or height.
    Depends where you are.

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    Re: 1000 meters high or 1000 meter high ?

    1) This hill is 1000 meters high. (predicative)

    2) This hill is 1000 meter high.

    3) This hill is 1000-meter high.


    A 1000-meter high hill is seen there. (attributive)

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