According to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kb7tn
In English, there are some words which have a close meaning but different uses, for example Tall – High and Big – Large. I’m going to explain you in which case you must use them.
Tall vs High: We don’t use high when we want to talk about people. We must use tall. For example:
- I am 1.7 meters tall
- I found a high mountains in the north of Colombia
- The light switch is too high for my child
However, we can use tall to describe things high and thin in their shape. Such as, trees and buildings.
- Bacata tower is the tallest building in Bogota City.
Big vs Large: We use big to describe real things or abstract ideas. In contrast, large has a more formal uses and only describe real things.
- (real) London is a big tourist destination.
- (abstract) I have a big business idea.
- (real) A large percent of immigrants are women
In English language, which are the correct sentences?
- My father is 1.70 mts high.
- I looked down from high window to garden below.
- Moving house is a large decision.