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    Are the following sentences correct? Please help me to write these out. Thank you

    In sentence 1 I would like to remind a student to return the given assignment form. Is it correct to write it the following way?


    1.Please remember to fill out the "student's report" form and place it in the "student statistics" red box at the front desk.

    In sentence 2 I would like to remind them about two different forms.




    2) Please remember to place the assignment form as well as completed student report form in the red boxes which can be found on the wooden shelf at the front desk.

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    Re: Sentences

    They're OK (clear) but not perfect. The 'at' is questionable. At first I thought it should be 'on', but then I read 2. Shouldn't they both be 'on the wooden shelf on the front desk'? The two 'on's are not ideal; you could replace the second one with 'above'.

    By my ear, 'at' wouldn't be right - but it's OK when the 'desk' isn't so concrete: Before leaving in the morning, please hand your Comments slip in at the front desk.

    Some people get upset about 'fill in'/'fill out'. I don't - I'm not even sure which I tend to use more.

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    Re: Sentences

    What is difference between fill in and fill out? Can they be replaced by fill up?

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    Re: Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    What is difference between fill in and fill out? Can they be replaced by fill up?

    Thanks.

    jkl
    I think the distinction is: 'fill in' - Br Eng, 'fill out' Am Eng; but as I said, I'm agnostic.

    'Fill up' is different. You 'fill up' a glass; I suppose you could fill up a form if you had more to write than would fit in the form - but 'fill up' always has the connotation of 100% of capacity.

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