I am curious about an English sentence, I've read in the German.Stackexchange:
What's the height on that tree? (Authour: J_LV)
and after some discussion
user6191: There's height on the tree?
J_LV: There's height on the tree? You do not seem to understand the phrase "What's the height on that tree?" correctly. It's a different usage of the word "on" than what you're thinking of. And it's not incorrect either although I can perfectly understand why it would confuse a fellow German. I'd however still advise you to do your research prior to humorously implying that I misused a word.
the sentence was edited by another stack exchange user to
What's the height of this tree?
I'm confused by the discussion and cannot find an reliable reference to "being height on". Is it also correct to say What's the height on that tree?