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We need a goalkeeper who is at least 5'11'' tall. Options
Reiko07
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 2:26:34 AM

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We need a goalkeeper who is at least 5'11'' tall.

Question: Is tall optional?

BobShilling
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:06:46 AM
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It is.
tautophile
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:19:31 AM
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I agree with BobShilling: "tall" is optional in your sentence. Since there's no harm in having it there, I wouldn't delete it.
thar
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:55:28 AM

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If you want an inch taller..


We want a goalkeeper who's at least six foot

Who is six foot tall




We want a goalkeeper who's at least six feet

Who has at least six feet. Spiders and insects only. Octopuses considered. Whistle
(Just kidding. And pointing out the possibilities.)
TMe
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:57:40 AM

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Yes. A goalkeeper is one of the players in the team. A player is a person. Obviously he can't be 5'-11" wide.
Reiko07
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 5:03:09 AM

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Thank you all.

Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 8:11:41 AM

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TMe wrote:
Yes. A goalkeeper is one of the players in the team. A player is a person. Obviously he can't be 5'-11" wide.


Right.
But.
It is commonplace to include the word tall when describing height, of a person or otherwise. It is not wrong to include it, and it is not "silly" to include it.
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