Monday, January 10, 2011

Fill out (something)

Usually you can fill out a form/ a document/ a questionnaire, a report or any kind of legal or official form. It is the same as saying "to complete in writing". Curiously, the phrasal verb "Fill in" is exactly the same as "Fill out"... they are synonyms.

1. When you open a bank account you need to fill out a form with all of your personal details, such as ID, telephone, address etc.

2. I opened a Gmail account the other day and I had to fill in some basic information online, including my cell phone number so that I could receive a confirmation code.

3. In your Facebook/ Orkut/ CouchSurfing profile you can fill out as much or as little information as you want.

4. Usually on international flights you need to fill in a customs declaration and immigration form before you land at your final destination.

5. I hate filling out job application forms... they take so long!


  1. I've already filled out many forms at hotels throughout Brazil, when I used to spend more time on the road than at home. I definitely didn't like doing it, I just wanted to go directly to my room and take a rest.