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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Check/mark/tick a box?

    I would like to know the differences (if any) between checking a box, marking a box and ticking a box.

    I think that "check" is American and the other two are British. Is that right? And if so, what are the differences between the British ones?

    Thank you in advance.


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    #2

    Re: Check/mark/tick a box?

    Nothing. They both mean put a mark within the box - it could be a tick or a cross, or just a dot.

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    #3

    Re: Check/mark/tick a box?

    Thank you.
    Were my assumptions on check being AmE and the other BrE correct?

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    #4

    Re: Check/mark/tick a box?

    All three are used commonly in Canada.

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Check/mark/tick a box?

    "Check" is most common in AmE. Sometimes we'll say "mark," but not "tick."

    (By the way, we say "check" whether we're making an actual check mark, an X or whatever.)

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