How should I answer questions about weight? Check the example in the details please! Thank you :)
How heavy are elephants?
'They're 5000 kilos' or
'They weigh 5000 kilos'
or both ?
Jan 30, 2011 4:03 PM
Answers · 3
They both work fine in casual conversation, although "they (each) weigh 5000 kilos" sounds a bit more professional. :)
January 30, 2011
As mentioned above, either is fine. The first is more casual and relies on context. The second is complete.
In a scientific context, you might also say "the average Asian elephant has a mass of 5000 kg"