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    cover/cloak of darkness

    "He made his escape under the cover of darkness"

    I hear people using "cloak of darkness" fairly often so I was wondering if I could replace "cover" with cloak in the above sentence.

    If it really is possible then mind telling me which one is more frequently used? My teacher said in a multiple-choice question, if there is more than one correct answer then always go for the most commonly used word/phrase.

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    Re: cover/cloak of darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    "He made his escape under the cover of darkness"

    I hear people using "cloak of darkness" fairly often so I was wondering if I could replace "cover" with cloak in the above sentence.

    If it really is possible then mind telling me which one is more frequently used? My teacher said in a multiple-choice question, if there is more than one correct answer then always go for the most commonly used word/phrase.
    It's possible to say "under a cloak of darkness" but "under cover of darkness" is more common IMO.

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