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on its back legs #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 14, 2011 15:42 pm   on its back legs
 

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ESL/EFL Test #169 "Brown Bears: Vocabulary Practice", question 7

The height of the Kodiak bear (which is a type of brown bear) can exceed 10 ......... when it stands on its back legs.

(a) feet
(b) centimeters
(c) meters
(d) miles

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #169 "Brown Bears: Vocabulary Practice", answer 7

The height of the Kodiak bear (which is a type of brown bear) can exceed 10 feet when it stands on its back legs.

Correct answer: (a) feet
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on its back legs #2 (permalink) Mon Feb 14, 2011 16:14 pm   on its back legs
 

Because the plural of "foot" is "feet".
In other words, "feet" is already in plural.

1 foot
2 feet
etc...
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