Common mistake full fill (fulfill)

Common Grammar Mistake: Full fill vs. Fulfill

Mistakes in grammar are common and can often go unnoticed. One such mistake is the confusion between the words "full fill" and "fulfill." While they may sound similar, they have very different meanings and uses.

Full Fill

The word "full" is an adjective that means complete or not lacking in anything. On the other hand, "fill" is a verb that means to make something full or to occupy the available space. When used together, "full fill" creates an incorrect phrase that does not exist in standard English.

Incorrect usage: Please full fill the water bottles before we leave.

Correct usage: Please fill the water bottles before we leave.


The word "fulfill" is a verb that means to carry out or satisfy a requirement, such as a promise, expectation, or desire. It implies the completion or achievement of a particular goal or duty.

Correct usage: He always strives to fulfill his responsibilities.

Correct usage: The company aims to fulfill the needs of its customers.

Note: Fulfill is spelled as one word, not as "ful fill."

Remember, using the correct word is essential for effective communication. Making mistakes like using "full fill" instead of "fulfill" can lead to confusion and misunderstandings.

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full fill (fulfill) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    He is ful filling the prophehcy.

    He is fulfilling the prophehcy.

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