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I was listeninging to radio and I heard they described themselves as "I'm 5 foot 10" tall". As fas as I understand, I thought we would use feet because it's more than 1 foot, could someone explain to me when we use foot and feet. Thanks
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I guess it's idiomatic. We (Americans) say it that way all the time. But if you did say "feet" it wouldn't sound wrong either!
Thanks, does that apply to " the pole is about 10 foot long", too? Thanks
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MountainThanks, does that apply to " the pole is about 10 foot long", too? Thanks
I would say that the pole is ten feet long, but I have a ten-foot-long pole. Don't ask me why.[:^)]
MountainI was listeninging to radio and I heard they described themselves as "I'm 5 foot 10" tall". As fas as I understand, I thought we would use feet because it's more than 1 foot, could someone explain to me when we use foot and feet. Thanks
Both can be used: ''5 foot 10" or '5 feet 10".
Because "ten-foot-long" is used as an adjective, and in English adjectives don't take the plural inflection. Emotion: smile
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I thought we would use feet because it's more than 1 foot
Yes. That's how I would say it. I think the plural sounds classier; the singular somewhat slang-like. If you want my advice, use the plural in such cases, but accept the singular as a variant that many people use.

CJ
mountain I was listeninging to radio and I heard they described themselves as "I'm 5 foot 10" tall". As fas as I understand, I thought we would use feet because it's more than 1 foot, could someone explain to me when we use foot and feet. Thanks
mountain I was listeninging to radio and I heard they described themselves as "I'm 5 foot 10" tall". As fas as I understand, I thought we would use feet because it's more than 1 foot, could someone explain to me when we use foot and feet. Thanks
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mountain I was listeninging to radio and I heard they described themselves as "I'm 5 foot 10" tall". As fas as I understand, I thought we would use feet because it's more than 1 foot, could someone explain to me when we use foot and feet. Thanks
mountain I was listeninging to radio and I heard they described themselves as "I'm 5 foot 10" tall". As fas as I understand, I thought we would use feet because it's more than 1 foot, could someone explain to me when we use foot and feet. Thanks

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CJ

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