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Re: We've been here before...

Or put simply, measurements are always taken as a singular since the unit (plural or not) is describing a single continuous thing: not the thing itself but an aspect of that thing, and that thing usually only has ONE of each aspect. You don't normally drive a kilometer 1,000 discrete meters at a time, nor do you hold a meter of ribbon in 100 separate 1cm pieces. Don't go by the unit; go by what the unit is describing.

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