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    Smile dusky or overcast?

    what is the difference between dusky and overcast?
    for example,

    All of a sudden, the sky became dusky or overcast? which one sounds ok?

    another questions is about preposition.

    for example,

    when I was a 7th grader in/or at??? a middle school, I had.....
    when I was a 7 th grader at/in??? Thomson middle school,...

    looking forward to seeing your answers.

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    Re: dusky or overcast?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    what is the difference between dusky and overcast?
    for example,
    All of a sudden, the sky became dusky or overcast? which one sounds ok?
    another questions is about preposition.
    for example,
    when I was a 7th grader in/or at??? a middle school, I had.....
    when I was a 7 th grader at/in??? Thomson middle school,...
    looking forward to seeing your answers.
    When the sky is either dusky or overcast it can look the same, but dusky comes from "dusk", which is the time just after the sun has set, while overcast means cloudy at any time of day or night. A sky can therefore be described as dusky even if there are no clouds.

    In or at are both good in the two examples you give, although I would tent to use at in both. Many other native speakers would choose in I'm sure.

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