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Is it correct to say "1 feet 1 inches"? This site shows examples of such expressions. They might have been erroneously automatically generated, though.

Notes: I'm not sure who would ever think this is a duplicate, but I just want to say that this question is, if anything, the opposite of what it's supposedly the duplicate of. There's no such question as "Why don't we pluralize “foot” in measurements?" here; I ask if it's correct to say "1 feet 1 inches" and that's it. Logically, I would assume that you don't say either "1 feet" or "1 inches" because those seem ungrammatical at the very least.

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    They’re almost certainly automatically generated, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re erroneous. You can certainly find many examples of native English speakers saying they are “five feet [or foot] one inches” tall, even if they would otherwise categorically consider “one inches” to be ungrammatical. I don’t think “one feet” works, even in this context, but I wouldn’t be overly surprised if someone, somewhere used it. If you say “one foot one inch”, though, you’re certain to be correct. Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 12:54
  • @FumbleFingers It could be a duplicate. But why are you referring me to a question to which you overwhelmingly failed to provide an answer? Should I just click that "That solve my problem!" button even when clearly it doesn't? Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 16:27
  • As @Janus points out, your specific example is obviously auto-generated by a simple algorithm that doesn't reflect actual usage accurately. I hadn't realised when I linked to it that there was an answer of my own there (which I don't disown, despite the net -6 downvotes) - but if you don't like that answer, perhaps you'll like something on this or this. Or ask a less obviously Is this a software error? type of question on English Language Learners (where it belongs). Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 17:12
  • @FumbleFingers Dude, those "this or this" are just as relevant as your answer. I never said I didn't like it because of the downvotes, but because you clearly missed the point of that original question. If you don't even realize that yourself, how qualified do you think you are to make references? Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 17:19
  • I don't think I've missed anything. I don't think this is really a valid question in the first place (here or on ELL), because effectively you're just asking us to "proofread" the output from a simple website that's clearly not even intended to exemplify "correct" syntax. But all those earlier questions were asked before ELL even existed. If you really still have a problem, why don't you just ask on the right site? And don't base your question on just one clearly incorrect autogenerated example. Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 17:31

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