is also used with the verbs "is" and "are" to know the length of something. Look at the examples: Example: How long is the pipeline?
Other adjectives used with "How":
is the bed? = What is the width of the bed?
= What is the depth of...?
How big...? = What is the size of...? How tall...? = What is the height of...? How far...? = What is the distance...? How high...? = What is the height of...?
How do we measure length? In the USA, we still use inches, feet, yards, and miles:
1 inch = 2.54 cm
1 foot = 30.48 cm
1 yard = 914 cm
1 mile = 1.6 km
Asking questions, example: Wide:
Question: How wide is the bed?
Answer: The bed is 64 inches wide.
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Note: When we speak about objects, buildings, for example, we can ask "How high is it?", but it is not possible to ask "how high" a person is when speaking about dimensions. We use a a different adjective beginning with a "t"!
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