a high tree or a tall tree

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A high tree or a tall tree?

What is the diffenence between high and tall?

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shane

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We use tall mostly for people, trees, buildings with many floors, and a few other things which are higher than they are wide (e.g. factory chimneys).

How tall are you?
I'd like something cool to drink in a tall glass.


In measurements, we use tall for people, but we often use high for things.

I'm six feet tall.
That tree is about eighty feet high/tall (both are okay)

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While they are both relative terms, I would normally think of tall as applying to the structure and high as applying to a particular point--either in space or on a structure.

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Ron, one of those doesn't work. ;-)
 

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:oops: Thanks, Tdol! :oops:

(I edited that posting.)

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