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keen learner

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1.Kashmir is known as the heaven on Earth.
2.Kashmir is known as heaven on Earth.
3.Kashmir is known as the heaven on the Earth.

Which out the above sentences is/are correct?

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1.Kashmir is known as 'the heaven on Earth'.
2.Kashmir is known as 'Heaven on Earth'.
3.Kashmir is known as 'the heaven on the Earth'.

Which of the above sentences is/are correct?
#2.

A better title would have been 'Kashmir is known as...'


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#2.

A better title would have been 'Kashmir is known as...'


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Why has the word "heaven" been capitalized?
Don't we use "the" before "Earth" ..being unique heavenly body?
 

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'Heaven on Earth', with or without capitals (capitalise both or neither) is a set phrase. (Click on the underlined link.)
 

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I would capitalise "Earth" because it's a proper noun - the actual name of a physical planet. I would not capitalise "heaven" - it's an idea, a concept (one which only exists in some cultures and religions), not a physical place which would attract the capitalisation that goes with a proper noun.

As Rover said, in this context, the article is not required because "heaven on Earth" is a set phrase.
 
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