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Can "heaven" be plural? If so, what is such a case?
gz177)Romeo and Juliet arrived early at the cell of Friar Lawrence, where they were joined in holy marriage - the good friar praying for the heavens to smile upon that act...
Yes, in just the same way as mainstream religions would all say there is one God but we talk about 'the gods are smiling on us' taking a non-philosophical view that there are lots of gods (small g!) I guess if each god lives in a heaven then we can have heavens :)
And when it just means 'the sky' (not in you R&J quote, but in, for example 'They had just got back from shopping when the heavens opened' [=it started raining very hard]) it's often plural.