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    #1

    Earth

    Hello,
    The the topic is quiet complex, I know this now

    What's the correct sentence?
    He is banned from earth.
    He is banned from the earth.


    Technically, we have only one earth - our earth.
    So I'm not sure if the is better...

    Cheers!

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    Re: Earth

    In some sort of science fiction writing, where he can be on Mars or Neptune, but not Earth, I'd use Earth as the proper name, and no "the."

    He was banned from Earth. (Hope he likes the weather on Jupiter.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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