Lesson 31 - How + Adjectives - Exercise 12

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:
Question: How wide is the bed?
Answer: The bed is 64 inches wide.

Look at the picture. Read and listen. Type the question. Then click on "Check".

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"!
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