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    #1

    how to fill in a form for personal info

    Dear all,
    When you fill in a form for personal info, which is better, A or B?
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    religion : A. Christian B. Christianity
    nationality : A. Japan B. Japanese

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: how to fill in a form for personal info

    I would use the "A" form for both. It's less to write. There is little risk of confusion.

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    #3

    Re: how to fill in a form for personal info

    religion : A. Christian
    nationality : B. Japanese.This is presumably for a country in which it is acceptable to enquire about your religion.

    It might be relevant to add your branch - Christian (Roman Catholic), for example - if this is relevant.
    Last edited by 5jj; 05-Oct-2011 at 16:49. Reason: typo

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    Re: how to fill in a form for personal info

    I always just write "USA" for nationality, when asked. "American" can seem domineering when everyone from the hemisphere has a valid claim to be such.

    If I asked someone's religion, I would expect to hear "Catholic" and not "Catholicism."

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