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asked • 05/18/20

How to express a height limit

This ride is recommended for people...


heights 5' - 6'?

OF heights 5' - 6'?

between 5 and 6 feet in height (a lot to write out on a sign)


There are surely several correct ways of saying this, but this is one of those times when everything seems slightly wrong.

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Shawn O. answered • 05/18/20

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Doesn't work as well if there's an upper limit, of course.
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05/18/20

Shawn O.

Well, we can pivot the response as such: "This ride is only recommended for individuals who are 5'6" or shorter." If there is an upper and lower bound, try this: "This ride is only recommended for individuals who are between 5'6" and 6'3"."
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05/18/20

Robert D.

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I looked at p 169 Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook 2009 Edition, and it says use the En dash, which is slightly longer than the hyphen, to connect continuing (inclusive) numbers.
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05/19/20

Jesse L.

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You must be between 5 and 6 feet tall to experience this ride.
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05/20/20

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