You are right on it. :wink:
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a. out b.into c.in d.off
fill in the form or fill out the form?
I think both are right. Right?
It is confusing.
I need your help.
You are right on it. :wink:
Is it used in the way that we--
fill in the blank(s) and fill out the form(s)?
As far as I can remeber, fill in means to insert words in the blank, whereas fill out means to complete the form.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
You're right AFAIK.
N/AOriginally Posted by ggomad
Thank you all for replying to my questions. :)
I have looked up the phrase in a dictionary.
fill in : phrasal verb
[transitive] to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document: FILL OUT:
Please fill in your name and address in the space provided.
I spent over two hours filling in the application form.
Fill in the missing words.
fillout : phrasal verb
[transitive] to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document: FILL IN:
It took a long time to fill out the application form.
Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2002
I think both fill out a form" and "fill in a form" are right.
I believe the question above has two answers.
Have a nice day! :D
I agree with ggomad. :D In addition, Fill in means, to add X to Y, whereas fill out means, to complete Y by adding in X.Originally Posted by moonwalker
Fill in (the blanks) on the form; fill out (i.e. complete) the form.
EX: Please fill in your name and address in the space provided.
EX: I spent over two hours filling in the (blanks on the) application form.
EX: Fill in the missing words in the blanks.
EX: She is filling him in (i.e. Idiom: She's giving him information; she's adding in what he doesn't know).
EX: It took a long time to fill out (i.e. complete) the application form.
EX: She fills out a sweater well. (i.e. Idiom: She completes the sweater's shape)
All the best, :D
Originally Posted by Casiopea
I know what your point is.
But take a look at the following citation.
fill sth in/out (WRITE) phrasal verb [M]
to write the necessary information on an official document:
to fill in a form/questionnaire
That is cited from Cambridge advanced learners' dictionary.
I know the expression " fill in the blanks."
But I think the phrasal verb "fill in" can have various objects,
as you can see, such as blanks, names and addresses, a form, etc.
If "fill in a form" is not acceptable or appropriate,
why the well-known English dictionary says it's ok.
I'd say no one dictionary is perfect in all its articles.
I also suspect that this confusion may be more prevalent in British English.
American Heritage Dic. is another good source in learning the usage of English, if I might add. Its link is,
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To add a word, phrase into a blank is to complete that particular sentence/line. To do that for the entire form is to complete the entire form. The difference here is between completing a line and completing a form. Fill in ~ Fill out are used synonymously by speakers--but not by all speakers) because they share a semantic similarity, notably 'complete': Fill out means to complete the entire form/shape, whereas fill in means to complete the sentences/lines, the result of which produces a filled out form, a completed form.Originally Posted by ggomad
Trust your instincts! That is, asking questions is a good thing. :D
All the best,