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We have experienced heavy downpour of monsoon rain this morning and we are expecting more by night. The sky is enveloped in dark clouds.

Is "by night" all right here? Are there any other mistakes? Thanks
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AbilWe have experienced heavy downpour of monsoon rain this morning and we are expecting more by night. The sky is enveloped in dark clouds.

Is "by night" all right here? Are there any other mistakes? Thanks

Hi Abil,

To answer your question, 'by night' is acceptable, although you might also hear 'by nightfall' or 'by night time', or even 'by tonight'.

However, you need to make a couple of minor corrections in your sentence. First, you need to clarify if the downpour is plural or singular. As you've written it, it's unclear and grammatically incorrect.

It should read " We have experienced heavy downpours of monsoon rain..." or "We have experienced a heavy downpour of monsoon rain..."

Also, I'd choose a different verb rather than 'enveloped'. I think 'covered', works well here instead.
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Hi Abil

You could also use the word 'shrouded' (instead of covered).
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Thanks Skrej.

Initially, I wrote "covered with", but replaced them with 'enveloped' thinking the later sounds more literary.

Now I think 'enveloped' is not appropriate here.
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Thanks Yankee for your good suggestion.