Fill in / put in

mysina

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Does fill in and put in have the same meaning in this sentence?
Fill in / put in the correct prepositions. (said to a student who is doing a gapped exercise)
 
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  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    Yes, they mean the same here. 'Fill in' is used for things that have specially made gaps: crossword puzzles, official forms, and language exercises with gaps. 'Put' is a much more general word. When you put something (useful or relevant) into the gap on a form, exercise, or crossword, you have filled in that gap.
     
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