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Lesson Twenty:

Height and Weight

Height

To learn the height of a thing or things:
Singular
Plural
How tall is it? How tall are they?
What’s the height? How high are they?
How many stories is it? (for one building)
To learn the height of a person:
Singular
Plural
How tall are you? How tall are they?
What’s your height?
Height is usually not as sensitive a topic as weight. It’s okay to ask about a person’s height but not a person’s weight.

 

Q: What’s your height?

A: I’m 5 feet, 4 inches tall.

paul I ask a question

miho You give an answer

Q: How tall are you?

A: I’m 5 feet, 11 inches tall.

or…

A: I’m 5′ 11"

photo of miho You ask a question.

paul outside I give an answer.

Q: What’s his height?

A: He’s six one. (It’s possible to eliminate the use of "feet" or "inches" completely.

man playing guitar

Q: How tall is she?

A: She doesn’t know. She has to measure herself.

teenage girl

Q: How tall is that apartment building?

A: It’s three stories tall.

apartment

Q: How tall are these stones?

A: They’re about 15 feet high.

stonehenge

Q: How tall are those skyscrapers?

A: They’re over 40 stories tall.

buildings

Weight

To learn the weight of a thing or things:
Singular
Plural
How much does this weigh?How much do these weigh?
What does this weigh?What do these weigh?
How heavy is this?How heavy are these?
To learn the weight of a person:
Singular
Plural
How much do you weigh? 
How much does he/she weigh?How much do they weigh?
What’s your weight?What’s their weight?

Don’t say:

How much pounds?

What weight is it?

It’s possible to ask, "How much do I weigh?" or "What’s my weight?" But in most situations it isn’t necessary unless you are repeating another person’s question. The examples below might help:

Q: How much do I weigh?

A: I don’t know. Why don’t you weigh yourself?

paul I ask a question.

fidan You give an answer.

Q: How much do you weigh?

A: I weigh 191 pounds.

fidan You ask a question.

paul I give an answer.

Q: What does he weigh?

A: He weighs about 175 pounds.

man playing guitar

Q: How much does she weigh?

A: She doesn’t know. She has to weigh herself.

teenage girl

Q: How heavy is this?

A: It’s about 10 pounds.

barbells

Q: How heavy are these stones?

A: They’re very heavy.

stonehenge

Q: How much do these apples weigh?

A: They’re almost four pounds.

apples

Next: Lesson Twenty-One