"fill in" or "fill out"?

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When I say complete a form, should I use "fill in" or "fill out"?

 

Thank you!

asked Nov 07 '13 at 17:45 Qiaoshang New member

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In one of the myriad of oddities of English, 'fill in' and 'fill out' mean the same thing.  You can use either one. I usually say, "fill out", but the Beatles wrote:

Give me your answer, fill in a form

Mine for evermore.

Will you still need me, will you still feed me

When I'm sixty four.

link answered Nov 07 '13 at 18:24 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

:-) Thanks, Lewis, I like your answer!

QiaoshangNov 07 '13 at 19:04

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