Is there the different between " to FILL IN and to FILL out an application ? "
thanks in advance.
So you mean : to fill out is used in american english ? as sometimes i heard people said : to fill out.
As I said in my first post, we don't put a space before a question mark (you repeated the error in this post).
Also, it's very important to begin every new sentence with a capital letter, to always capitalise the word "I" and to use capital letters at the beginnig of proper nouns (here, languages).
Thank you for the explanation and sorry for i always forget the rule of writing .
I should perhaps have been clearer - it is not only a question mark we don't put a space before. Any punctuation mark at the end of a sentence (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark) goes directly after the last word of the sentence.
oh! sorry and thanks to your correction.
They would be interchangeable to me in meaning, but I would tend to use "fill out." If I handed you something I would say "Fill this out while you are waiting for the doctor." However, if you left something blank, I'd probably say "you need to fill this in."
Not a teacher.
To me, fill in implies a correct/expected set of answers. Fill out seems more variable to me.
If you're using AmE, perhaps thinking "fill out [completely]" will help distinguish the two, but they're both extremely close semantically.