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Long-Short

When we observe objects based on their lengths, we say the object either long or short.

For Example: You can see here; the length of the bat is more than the length of the pencil.

So, the Bat is long and the Pencil is short.

When we compare two or more objects based on their lengths, we cannot use the words ‘Long’ & ‘Short’.

Longer-Shorter

To compare the lengths of the Two objects, use the word ‘Longer/Shorter’.

Example: Here, we can also say that, the bus is shorter than the metro.

Tallest-Shortest

To compare the lengths of three or more objects, use the word ‘Longest/Shortest’.

Example: Here, the blue arrow is the longest among all the arrows.

Also, we can say that, the pink arrow is the shortest among all the arrows.

Difference between Long and Tall

• The word ‘Long’ describes the length of an object.
• The word ‘Tall’ describes the height of an object.
• Length is the horizontal measurement and height is the vertical measurement.

New Learnings: Length

Length is the measurement of the object from one end to another end. Length tells us how long the object is.

Example: Length can be measured in different units like metre, centimetre, etc.

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