Luana Amorim
Hello, everyone!! I was wondering about the possible answers to talk about weight and height. Would it be possible to say " My height is..." when using lbs? for example: - My height is 5' 8'' or is it incorrect? I know that people usually say: " I'm 5' 8'' but I really want to know if it is the only possible answer. thanks in advance
Mar 21, 2023 7:50 PM
Answers · 7
It is not common to use the phrase "My height is" when indicating your height in inches, as it can be ambiguous and potentially confusing. It is more common to say "I am" or "I'm" followed by the height measurement in feet and inches. For example, "I'm 5' 8''". However, if you want to be specific and use pounds to indicate your weight, you could say something like "I weigh 150 pounds and I'm 5' 8'' tall." This way, it's clear that you are talking about your weight and your height separately.
Mar 21, 2023 10:53 PM
I personally find the phrasing a bit awkward and would use "I weigh ...lbs" rather than saying my "My weight is". The same with "My height is", I'd use "I'm 183 centimetres (tall). Of course it's context dependent, at the doctor's office the way you wrote it would be heard more frequently but when talking to friends it sounds a bit stilted.
Mar 21, 2023 9:22 PM
Hi Luana, As others have mentioned, it's best to go with "I'm 5'8"". It's not grammatically incorrect to say "my height is", but it isn't generally used in many situations. The only situation in which you might word it like that that comes to mind would be, for example, looking at a form or something (perhaps in a hospital setting) and telling someone what is in the field "height".
Mar 22, 2023 6:56 AM
This is correct, yes, but saying 'I'm 5'8'' ' sounds more natural. "My height is" sounds a little awkward.
Mar 22, 2023 5:11 AM
That’s fine. There are many ways of saying your weight and height.
Mar 21, 2023 8:12 PM
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