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    6 foot tall

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    I am 6 foot tall.
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    Is it ok to use the singular form here? Cause I heard it a lot of times.
    Verfasserlowkee07 Sep. 05, 21:50
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    Yes, you often hear "six foot tall". But "six feet tall" is correct.

    My suggestion is to stick to the correct version and let native speakers use the incorrect version if they want to (or if they don't know any better).
    #1VerfasserGeorgeA (US)07 Sep. 05, 22:27
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    thanks dude :)
    #2Verfasserlowkee07 Sep. 05, 22:32
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    Hey, no problem, dude!
    #3VerfasserGeorgeA (US)07 Sep. 05, 22:56
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    lowkee, I wonder whether you heard precisely "I am six foot tall." I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that, or anything similar.

    But it _would_ be acceptable to say "he is a six foot tall man" or "it is a six foot long board" or an "18 foot by 24 foot room", etc.
    #4VerfasserMartin (CA)08 Sep. 05, 05:50
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    als Brite würde ich sagen: "he's six foot".

    "Six foot tall" erzielt auch ganz viele Google-Treffer, obwohl es falsch sein mag, aber da bin ich nicht überzeugt!
    #5Verfasserfritzi08 Sep. 05, 07:23
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    Iggy Pop's American and he sang "I'm only 5 foot 1."
    #6Verfasserneilo08 Sep. 05, 08:12
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    #7VerfasserSophil08 Sep. 05, 08:20
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    Well, I'm five foot nine, and I assure that that is the usual colloquial way of expressing one's height, at least in southern England.
    #8VerfasserJoe W08 Sep. 05, 09:05
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    Definitely, I'm five foot seven
    Wouldn't say feet!!!
    #9VerfasserLis GB08 Sep. 05, 09:29
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    Merriam-Webster says of "foot":

    3 : any of various units of length based on the length of the human foot; especially : a unit equal to 1/3 yard and comprising 12 inches
    -- plural foot used between a number and a noun <a 10-foot pole>
    -- plural feet or foot used between a number and an adjective <6 feet tall> --
    #10VerfasserArchfarchnad -gb-08 Sep. 05, 09:36
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    archfarchnad
    But what would you personally say "I'm five feet seven" or "I'm five foot seven" ??
    I am willing to stand corrected, but feet still sounds weird
    #11VerfasserLis GB08 Sep. 05, 09:45
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    I'd say "I'm five foot nine" and *not* "I'm five feet nine". But I would say *either* "I'm six feet tall" or "I'm six foot tall".

    Note that although Webster's only gives one example, it says both can be used with adjectives.
    #12VerfasserArchfarchnad -gb-08 Sep. 05, 09:53
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    archfarchnad

    So glad that we do agree after all : )
    #14VerfasserLis GB08 Sep. 05, 10:03
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    i love a happy ending
    #15Verfasserfritzi08 Sep. 05, 10:19
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    Wordwizard has an thread on the same topic with some helpful comments:
    http://www.wordwizard.com/ch_forum/topic.asp?... - scroll about halfway down the page to the posts by Ken Greenwald and Edwin Ashworth. BTW, the thread's continuation on page 2 is hilarious.
    #16Verfasserjannek08 Sep. 05, 10:25
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    *a* thread, sorry
    #17Verfasserjannek08 Sep. 05, 10:27
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    Jannek: Long time no hear! How are you?
    #18VerfasserNancy08 Sep. 05, 10:52
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    Nancy: Hi! Still hanging in there, more or less busy, unsuccessfully trying to ignore all those interesting LEO discussions ;-) How's Munich - have you settled down there for good or shall we (hopefully) be seeing you one of these days?
    #19Verfasserjannek08 Sep. 05, 11:02
     
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