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    Angry fill in or fill out

    Can you tell me the correct preposition for the following text:
    Fill out the Installation Environment checklist or
    Fill in the installation environment checklist
    A quick response will be appreciated.

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    Default Re: fill in or fill out

    Quote Originally Posted by hemmin View Post
    Can you tell me the correct preposition for the following text:
    Fill out the Installation Environment checklist or
    Fill in the installation environment checklist
    A quick response will be appreciated.
    For a BE speaker both are used commonly to say the same thing.

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    Default Re: fill in or fill out

    Hello Hemmin,

    both are correct.

    "fill in sth." is most used in BE.
    "fill out sth." is most used in AE.

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    thanks a bunch Dany

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    Default Re: fill in or fill out

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany View Post
    Hello Hemmin,

    both are correct.

    "fill in sth." is most used in BE.
    "fill out sth." is most used in AE.
    I think 'fill in' is the choice.it means 'to complete'
    'fill out' means become larger, rounder or flatter, make larger by filling

    any suggestions?

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    Default Re: fill in or fill out

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    I think 'fill in' is the choice.it means 'to complete'
    'fill out' means become larger, rounder or flatter, make larger by filling

    any suggestions?
    On www.dictionary.com you can find the following explantion (no.28+29)


    fill in
    a.to supply missing or desired information: Fill in the facts of your business experience.
    b.to complete by adding detail, as a design or drawing: to fill in a sketch with shadow.
    c.to substitute for: to fill in for a colleague who is ill.
    d.to fill with some material: to fill in a crack with putty.
    e.Informal. to supply (someone) with information: Please fill me in on the morning news.

    fill out
    a.to complete (a document, list, etc.) by supplying missing or desired information.
    b.to become larger, fuller, or rounder, as the figure: The children have begun to fill out since I saw them last.

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    Default Re: fill in or fill out

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    As Davy mentioned earlier in the thread, both are commonly used to mean the same thing.
    But I'd say that "fill out (a form)" is used more often than "fill in" in American English.
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    Fill out also has the meaning that sandhya.sha mentioned.
    Possibly Indian English has a more restricted usage for "fill out"...

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