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    #1

    difference between fill in a form and fill a form

    Dear teacher,

    I would like to ask about difference between fill in a form and fill a form.
    Which is correct one or can I use both of them?
    thank you.

    Best regards

    flora66

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    #2

    Re: difference between fill in a form and fill a form

    You will hear fill a form/fill in a form and fill out a form. They are all OK for me.

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    #3

    Re: difference between fill in a form and fill a form

    'Fill out a form' is more common in AE.

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    #4

    Re: difference between fill in a form and fill a form

    It is, but it is crossing the Atlantic.

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    #5

    Re: difference between fill in a form and fill a form

    I have never heard "fill a form".

    As a BrE speaker, I "fill in a form" but I hear "fill out a form" more and more frequently.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: difference between fill in a form and fill a form

    You can fill a form (in AmE anyway) when pouring concrete. Somehow I doubt OP had that situation in mind though.
    I am not a teacher.

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