# was thrown the length of a football field

#### shorty1

##### Senior Member
Hello.

Source: NBC news

In 2012, more than 2,400 teens were killed in car crashes, making it the leading cause of death.
Alexa Johnson was 19 years old when she lost control of her pickup truck on I-25, North of Dener last year and was thrown the length of a football field.

I assume that the bolded part means the distance she was thrown was the lenghth of a football field.

Did I interepret the part correctly?

##### Senior Member
You are correct – she was thrown a hundred yards.

#### shorty1

##### Senior Member
You are correct – she was thrown a hundred yards.

I get it.

This has been clear.

#### Rover_KE

##### Senior Member
Copyright's right — 'the length of a football field' is commonly understood to be 100yds (91.44m).

In reality, an American football field can be up to 120yds (109.7m) and an association football (soccer) field up to 130yds (118.9m).

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#### shorty1

##### Senior Member
Copyright's right — 'the length of a football field' is commonly understood to be 100yds (91.44m).

In reality, an American football field can be up to 120yds (109.7m) and an association football (soccer) field up to 130yds (118.9m).

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When it comes to a lengh, it goes this way:
The street is 100 yards.

Thank you, Rover_KE.

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#### Rover_KE

##### Senior Member
When it comes to a length, it goes this way:
The street is 100 yards.
No. it doesn't.

'The street is 100 yards long.'

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