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"The book is 20 pages."
Why or why not?
What about the following similar sentences:
"The race is 13 miles."
"The building is 20 floors."
"The schoolchildren in the class are all 11 years."
"The movie is two hours."
Are all those all grammatically okay? All incorrect? Some okay and some not okay?
Keep in mind, I'm not asking how you would write those sentences or asking if there are clearer and better ways to write those sentences. Rather, I am asking simply whether they are objectively grammatically incorrect as written.
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The book is 20 pages long.
The building is 20 floors high.
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