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    #1

    "to be filled out with/by"

    Which one is correct? To be filled out by or with someone?
    "This form should be filled out by/with the applicant."
    Thanks.
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    #2

    Re: "to be filled out with/by"

    It depends on what you want to say. Either is possible.

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    Re: "to be filled out with/by"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It depends on what you want to say. Either is possible.
    Thanks for your answer. Can we use both of them in following sentence?
    "This form should be filled out by/with the applicant."

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    Re: "to be filled out with/by"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan. View Post
    Thanks for your answer. Can we use both of them in following sentence?
    "This form should be filled out by/with the applicant."
    You could use either of them, depending on what meaning you want to convey.

    If this is an instruction for the applicant and you want them to fill it out by themselves, then say "by."

    If this is an instruction to some sort of "helper" and this "helper" will help the applicant fill out the form, then say "with."

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    Re: "to be filled out with/by"

    In BE most of us fill in a form.

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