**Another use of "How long..." (How + Adjectives)**How wide - How deep - How long

"How long"

is also used with the verbs "is" and "are" to know the

**length** of something. Look at the examples:

Example: How long is the pipeline?

Other adjectives used with "How":

How

**wide** is the bed? = What is the

**width** of the bed?

How

**deep**...? = What is the

**depth** of...?

How

**big**...? = What is the

**size** of...?

How

**tall**...? = What is the

** height** of...?

How

**far**...? = What is the

**distance**...?

How

**high**...? = What is the

**height** of...?

How do we measure length? In the USA, we still use inches, feet, yards, and miles:

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 foot = 30.48 cm

1 yard = 914 cm

1 mile = 1.6 km

Asking questions, example: Wide:

**The bed is 64 inches wide.**Question:

**How wide is the bed?**Tall:

**Type the question! **Answer:

He is 6 feet 11 inches.

Type the question:

Note: When we speak about objects, buildings, for example, we can ask "How high is it?", but it is

**not** possible to ask "how high" a person is when speaking about dimensions. We use a a different adjective beginning with a "t"!