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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Feat vs. Feet


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?

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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!

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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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