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    costume at graduation

    Dear teachers,

    What do you call the costume that a graduate wears at his graduation ceremony?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: costume at graduation

    Usually, "cap and gown". But I have also graduated in a tuxedo.

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    Re: costume at graduation

    In BrE, I've heard mortar board, not cap.

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    Re: costume at graduation

    American high schools and colleges do use "cap and gown." The cap itself is called a mortar board, but the "costume" (uniform, outfit, whatever) is "cap and gown."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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