Lesson 31 - How + Adjectives - Exercise 12
Another use of "How long..." (How + Adjectives)
"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.
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"!