gift from <earth / the earth>

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thekiss

Senior Member
Spanish-Uruguay
Hello, everyone!

The following phrase refers to a vegetable: the pumpkin.

'This gift from earth gives your face even skin tone, firmness and elasticity.'

I am certain it is correct to write earth and not Earth in this particular sentence as it refers to the ground or soil, but is the determiner 'the' necessary?

Thank you all!
 
  • thekiss

    Senior Member
    Spanish-Uruguay
    No, there isn't any. That's why I was wondering if 'the' is necessary or is it ok without it? I think it is correct the way it is.

    What do you think?
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "This gift from the earth" usually refers to the fact that it has been grown in the soil (earth), not sent from the planet Earth.
    Use of a "the" is idiomatic here.
     
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