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Phrasal verbs: to fill in, to fill out and to fill up


I'm a rookie over here, so greetings from a French expat living in Bangladesh.
I've been working as teacher for three years at the International French School.
I'm hanging around to meet people and to discuss with.

My first question is the following: what's the difference "to fill in" and "to fill out"?

I assume that we fill out a form, for expamle, by filling in the blanks. Is that correct?

Moreover, when should I use "to fill up"?



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nmesomtoChukwu profile picture nmesomtoChukwu   

Hi! Although 'fill in' and 'fill out' are used interchangeably as described in your question, 'fill in' is normally used when referring to details. Example: 1. Kindly fill in your details. Here's a link with more information: And a link for 'fill out':

Please read the webpages carefully to obtain the required information. 

    March 2019100% GOOD (4 votes)
ScottS profile picture ScottS   
"to fill up" is used if you have a container and want to put something in so it is completely full. I filled up the glass with water. I filled up my car [with gasoline].
    March 2019100% GOOD (3 votes)