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Use of tenses....what gives?

I posted this in one of the featured things on the home page. I thought it was kind of funny/interesting. How about y'all?

I just noticed something. This person is 2 feet/3 feet/4 feet tall, but that person is 5 foot/6 foot/7 foot. Same measurement reference, why the different tense? Don't mind me, I'm sick and tired and my brain is doing odd things.


Asked by Rosehawk at 1:12 PM on Mar. 6, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • You gave me a brain fart.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:16 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • ^^HAHAHA That's what I was thinking ^^

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:18 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Distance uses feet, size uses foot or feet. For example, the airplane is 500 feet in the air. That is a distance. Because you are talking about someone's size you can use 5 feet or 5 foot interchangeably.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 1:21 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Brain cramp!

    Answer by Ballad at 2:10 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • LOL sorry y'all! It was just one of those moments that made me go hmmmm

    JeremysMom, I get what you're saying, I just find it odd how we reference heights. My son is almost 5 FOOT tall. My daughter is almost 4 FEET tall.

    Comment by Rosehawk (original poster) at 2:14 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • lol

    Answer by san78 at 3:55 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Yeah, height wise, you can use them both. yay English!

    Answer by Lindsay4Ambit at 1:33 AM on Mar. 7, 2013