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  • What's the difference between Philip fill out and fill in?

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  • Okay, so the first thing to know about fill out filling and fill up is that allow three freeze all verbs that is a verb, plus a particle, which is a proposition or an adverb.

  • Now let's look at the main verb to fill.

  • Something means to put something in an empty space to make full and all of the meanings of fill out, filling and fill up are related to this base, meaning in some way.

  • So one of the meanings of fill up is very, very similar to fill i e.

  • To make something become full.

  • There's no difference between I filled the car with fuel and I filled up the car with fuel, except that the up implies filling to completion.

  • I eat.

  • There's no more space in the thing that you have filled up.

  • This also works with food.

  • Imagine you get to someone's party and they say There's plenty of food.

  • Fill yourself up and of course, you eat and eat and eat, and then they say, Have another piece of cake You say I can't.

  • I'm full up.

  • I'm totally full of food.

  • There's no more space Now let's talk about fill out.

  • In its most common context, fill out refers to completing a form or official document of some kind, usually one where spaces have been provided for you to write the answers.

  • When joining a gym, they might say, Please fill out this form.

  • To join.

  • However, a person can also fill out.

  • This means they become larger or thicker.

  • So after three months of the gin, you could say, Wow, John, you have really filled out.

  • That means she's got bigger.

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  • We would love to hear from Okay, now let's talk about fill in.

  • One of the meanings of fill in is very much like Phil.

  • I e make something full.

  • For example, the council filled in ah, hole in the road.

  • Another meaning of fill in is very much like fill out when talking about documents.

  • So instead of saying please fill out this form, you could say, Please fill in this form.

  • Another meaning of fill in is when you temporarily replace someone who is unable to fulfill their role or do their job, you fill in for someone, for example.

  • Elena's sick today.

  • Could you please fill in for her?

  • Finally and my personal favorite, you can fill somebody in on something that means tell them the information that they're missing.

  • For example, Elena, your back.

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