Fórum EMB de Discussões
[  EMB's Main Menu  |  Forum Index  |  Cadastro  |  Search  ]
   
ENGLISH
PORTUGUESE
 LINGUISTICS & CULTURE


Autor:  Tiago
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  23/OUT/2005 11:30 AM
Assunto:  foot X feet
 
Mensagem:  One more thing worth mentioning is that most natives use the singular noun foot (rather than the plural feet) to refer to height:

That person is about 6-foot tall.

Of course this has no logical grammar explanation, but it's very common for some reason.


Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens


 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Height: 6'3" ?  –  Edward  22/OUT/2005, 1:14 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  Gus  22/OUT/2005, 1:18 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  jones  22/OUT/2005, 1:38 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  Edward  22/OUT/2005, 2:02 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  Johannes  22/OUT/2005, 2:05 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  José Roberto  22/OUT/2005, 3:57 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  Tom  22/OUT/2005, 4:23 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  Dale/RS  22/OUT/2005, 9:56 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  asdfih  22/OUT/2005, 10:02 PM
Height: 6'3" ?  –  CR  23/OUT/2005, 12:59 AM
 foot X feet  –  Tiago  23/OUT/2005, 11:30 AM
foot X feet  –  Grammarian  27/OUT/2005, 8:20 AM
foot X feet  –  Marco  29/OUT/2005, 11:30 PM

Contents of this forum are copy-free.
By S&K