feet: plural of foot
feat: a deed notable especially for courage; an act or product of skill, endurance, or ingenuity
Feet and feat are homophones, which means they sound the same but have different meanings. Feet can mean the unit of measurement or the two body parts dangling from the bottom of your legs. Feat is an act you do that deserves awe.
Examples of feet
Stan bought three feet of licorice.
Stan’s feet are huge; he wears a size fifteen shoe.
Examples of feat
Stan pulled quite a feat when he finished his twelve-page paper in three hours.
Stan’s epic battle against the zombies was a courageous feat.
Fill in either feet or feat in the blanks below. The answers are at the bottom.
1. Tina’s _______ can’t fit in my shoes because they’re too small.
2. Tina’s _______ of getting eight guys’ phone numbers in one night will go down in history.
3. Tina’s tape measurer goes to four _______.
4. “Wow! What a _______!” Tina said after she witnessed a stranger fend off a mugger.
1. feet 2. feat 3. feet 4. feat
5 thoughts on “Feet vs. feat”
I’m just surprised by the precision of tape measurer (and that Tina’s is so small – must be a tailor’s tape)
Please don’t tell me that someone actually mixed up the words. I need to believe in the goodness of humankind, even if spelling (in North America) has gone the way of the typewriter and good manners.
Yeah, I count myself a terrible speller and even know that there is a difference; although the words are pronounced the same in English.