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    heaven on, or heaven in?!

    I want to say in a sentence that heaven (in/on) this place is not very high, it's part of a poem
    so is it, heaven in this land is not very high
    or heaven on this land is not very high

    Or are they both correct?

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    Re: heaven on, or heaven in?!

    It doesn't really matter which way you say it, it doesn't make sense. "Heaven" isn't "in" or "on" a land. For those who believe in heaven, it isn't connected to any particular land, but to the whole planet.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: heaven on, or heaven in?!

    First of all, I understand the concept of heaven, that wasn't my question at all.
    Second of all, I said clearly that it was "part of a poem" so, in my poem heaven on this particular place or land is going to be much closer to earth than it is in other places. After all, I don't really understand why my thread was closed as quickly as it was without allowing me a chance to clarify. so again what sounds better, in or on?

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    Re: heaven on, or heaven in?!

    The phrase doesn't work well- the meaning is unclear. It would be better IMO if you said that This land is closer to heaven.

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    Re: heaven on, or heaven in?!

    I apologise if I inadvertently closed your thread earlier. The Close Thread button is very easy to hit by accident when posting on my phone and it occasionally happens. In this case, I didn't notice and someone has clearly reopened the thread.

    I can only reiterate what I said in my first post. Even in a poem, I find both very unnatural so it's impossible to say which one sounds "better". Tdol's suggestion fits perfectly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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