The international standard symbol for

**inch**is in (see ISO 31-1, Annex A) but traditionally the**inch**is denoted by a double prime, which is often approximated by double quotes, and the**foot**by a prime, which is often approximated by an apostrophe. For example, three**feet**two**inches**can be written as**3**′ 2″.Correspondingly, how do you write 5 foot 3 inches?

Help! A. Usually, a hyphen is unnecessary:

**write**“five**feet**, two**inches**tall,” “five**feet**, two**inches**,” “five**foot**two,” and so forth. But a hyphen is helpful in expressions such as “five-two.” If you**write 5**′2″, there's no space after the sign for**feet**(a prime symbol).What is foot and feet?

B1 [ C ] plural

**feet**or**foot**written abbreviation ft a unit of measurement, equal to twelve inches or 0.3048 metres, sometimes shown by the symbol ′: The man was standing only a few**feet**away. She is five**feet**/**foot**three inches tall.Why is it called foot?

It is one of the Imperial units and U.S. customary units. The shortest way of writing the unit "

**foot**" is by the abbreviation "ft" (or "ft."), or by an apostrophe ( ' ). One**foot**contains 12 inches. It is**called**a**foot**, because it was originally based on the length of a**foot**.