Word of the Day : High and Tall

WHAT IS HIGH AND WHAT IS TALL?

This forest has very tall trees

  • TALL. This simple idea is easy to remember: if a thing is higher than it is wide, then we use Tall .

People , trees , ladders, street lamps,  buildings with a lot of floors are Tall

I am 1,70 cm tall

I live in a very tall building. It has 20 floors

  • HIGH: we use high for things which are wider.

There are some high mountains in Austria

Prisons have very high walls

A BIT MORE?

  • When talking about measurements, Tall is used for people and High for things. So, as you can see there are things that can be “tall” or “high” depending on the context

I am 1,70 cm tall

This building is 25 m high (tall) / I live in a very tall building

  • The adjective High is used when talking about distance above the ground

The shelf is too high for me to reach. Can you help me?

  • Parts of the body are long, not tall

TEST YOURSELF
[spoiler title=’The clouds are very … today’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]high[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’This park has very … trees’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]tall[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’The woman is six feet ___’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]tall[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’What is the ___mountain in the world?’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]highest[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’This building is 75 metres ___’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]High ( we are talking about measurement)[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’This is a very ___ building. It has 30 floors.’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]tall (higher than wide)[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’The fence was too ___for a man of his age to climb’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]high[/spoiler]

 

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