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    when whould earth be capitalised

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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    You would capitalise the word Earth when it is being used as a proper noun describing the planet Earth.

    You would also capitalise it at the beginning of sentences.

    If you are just talking about earth (soil), it would not be capitalised.

    Hope that helps!

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    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    You would capitalise the word Earth when it is being used as a proper noun describing the planet Earth.

    You would also capitalise it at the beginning of sentences.

    If you are just talking about earth (soil), it would not be capitalised.

    Hope that helps!

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    That hits the nail right on the head.

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    When referring to the planet, it is not always necessary to capitalise; in expressions like 'nothing on earth' it isn't necessary. in fact, I would probably not capitalise much. I would if I used the definite article, or was writing a text with the names of other planets.

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