Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, let's discuss the difference between Feat vs. Feet. Do you know when to use each one?
Feat vs. Feet are examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they trip more people up than you think.
So, let's dive right in, shall we?
Feat refers to an incredible and noteworthy achievement or act that is out of the ordinary and requires significant courage, strength, skill, or imagination.
* Winning three straight Super Bowls is a huge feat.
* It's no easy feat to get him on that plane.
* What an incredible feat of strength!
Feet is plural for the foot. They are those very helpful appendages we rely on to stand, walk, and run. It also refers to a unit of measurement.
* The kitchen is 15 feet that way and around the corner.
* Dang! Your feet stink!
* My feet are killing me from running 25 miles.
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