tall and high

  • We use tall for things which are this shape:
    We can talk about tall people, trees, and sometimes buildings.
      How tall are you?
      There are some beautiful tall trees at the end of our garden.

    We do not use tall for things which are this shape:
    We use high.

      Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe.
      (NOT . . . the tallest motmtiin.)
      It’s a very high room. (NOT . . . tall room.)
  • We use high to say how far something is above the ground. A child standing on a chair may be higher than his father, but not taller.
    HIGH
  • Parts of the body are long, not tall.
      She’s got beautiful long legs. (NOT…tall legs)