Meaning of DARK in English
BAD : Soon it began to become dark and it was time to go home.
GOOD : Soon it began to get dark and it was time to go home.
BAD : The last candle went out and everything became dark.
GOOD : The last candle went out and everything went dark.
To refer to the time in the evening or at night when the daylight disappears, use get dark or (in formal styles) grow dark : 'In the winter it gets dark by five o'clock.' 'It began to grow dark and so we headed back to the shore.' To describe what happens when all the lights in a room, building, etc suddenly go out, use go dark or (especially in formal styles) be plunged into darkness : 'During the last storm the whole town was plunged into darkness.'
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012