Become (a) paradise to

Nawee

Senior Member
Thai
Hello,

Do I need "a" before "paradise"?

a) With the new garden, my house has become paradise to birds and bees.
b) With the new garden, my house has become a paradise to birds and bees.

I instinctively say a), but I can't explain why "paradise" is uncountable here.

Thank you.

N
 
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    Because you are using paradise figuratively and it is clearly possible to have many such locations. Someone in the next village could also have a garden which is a paradise for birds and bees.
     
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