(a)? heaven on earth.

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High on grammar

Senior Member
Farsi
Hello everyone:

Should I say [a heaven on earth] or just [heaven on earth]?
Ex:
a. That island is a heaven on earth.
b. That island is heaven on earth.

Thanks
 
  • Enquiring Mind

    Senior Member
    English - the Queen's
    You could say both, High on grammar. Heaven can be considered as a single countable place (like an island) or it can be considered as an abstract notion.

    That island is a heaven on earth :tick:
    That island is heaven on earth :tick:
    Listening to Beethoven is heaven on earth :tick:
    Listening to Beethoven is a heaven on earth :cross:(Listening isn't countable)
     

    High on grammar

    Senior Member
    Farsi
    You could say both, High on grammar. Heaven can be considered as a single countable place (like an island) or it can be considered as an abstract notion.

    That island is a heaven on earth :tick:
    That island is heaven on earth :tick:
    Listening to Beethoven is heaven on earth :tick:
    Listening to Beethoven is a heaven on earth :cross:(Listening isn't countable)
    Thanks.

    I just realized that I have spelt the word heaven 'heven' in the thread box.
    But I can't correct it; I guess I don't have the permission to do so.
     
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