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    #1

    at night versus by night

    When should I prefer at night and when by night?
    For example:
    At night the temperature drops below zero.
    Many animals hunt by night.

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    Re: at night versus by night

    • at night emphasises when
    • by night emphasises how

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    Re: at night versus by night

    If you think by night may be right, look again very closely. It's much less common than at night.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: at night versus by night

    Thank you very much – that’s what I had in my mind but could not formulate. ‘by night’ has a slight negative connotation.
    For example: These people come by night and conquer by stealth.

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