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Tall or high?

Postby P/o Prune » Tue May 29, 2012 7:18 am

Can I use either of these, or is one more correct than the other?
The building stands 3 stories tall,
The building stands 3 stories high?
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Re: Tall or high?

Postby NickyDude » Tue May 29, 2012 7:37 am

I think high would be the correct way of saying it.
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Re: Tall or high?

Postby P/o Prune » Tue May 29, 2012 7:44 am

Thanks :-)
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Re: Tall or high?

Postby AndrewF » Tue May 29, 2012 6:59 pm

Not to confuse the issue.... but I've always said it as "... tall."

I'd say read it aloud to yourself and see which feels more correct to you... it has to be in your writing "voice" after all :)
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Re: Tall or high?

Postby Hensman Int'l » Tue May 29, 2012 10:55 pm

It may be a regional response. Here in Minnesota I've said and heard it said "... stories tall." In different novels, I've seen it written both ways.
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Re: Tall or high?

Postby NickyDude » Tue May 29, 2012 11:44 pm

I've heard it said both ways as well, I say 'high'. Whichever one you pick remember to stick to it. :)
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Re: Tall or high?

Postby P/o Prune » Wed May 30, 2012 2:22 pm

It's just when I say it out loud to myself, I think of a person when I say talll, and a building when I say high.
and yes! I do know that a person can be "high" too... but let's not go there :whistle:
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