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    Default fill in and fill out; possibly and probably

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    Now please fill out this application form.
    My question is : Can I replace "fill out" with "fill in"?

    No.2
    Not many people think that way, but ________ you're right.
    a. possibly b. probably

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    Jiang

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    Default Re: fill in and fill out; possibly and probably

    "Fill out" is much more common in American English (for forms, applications, etc.). We use "fill in" for blanks, such as "fill in the blank."

    I believe British English uses "fill in" for applications, but I am not 100% sure.

    Honestly, for #2, either choice is possible, depending on what's being discussed.`

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    Default Re: fill in and fill out; possibly and probably

    Quote Originally Posted by chadley25 View Post
    "Fill out" is much more common in American English (for forms, applications, etc.). We use "fill in" for blanks, such as "fill in the blank."

    I believe British English uses "fill in" for applications, but I am not 100% sure.

    Honestly, for #2, either choice is possible, depending on what's being discussed.`
    Yes, in BrE it's "fill in".

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