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Daffodil100

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Chinese
Which one as below is correct if in the quote by Euripides?

1. on earth
2. on the earth
3. on Earth
4. on the Earth




"There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one's native land."
- Euripides 431 B.C.
 
  • IDK

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    Amr English
    Which one as below is correct if in the quote by Euripides?

    1. on earth
    2. on the earth
    3. on Earth
    4. on the Earth




    "There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one's native land."
    - Euripides 431 B.C.
    Next time, give us your thoughts first. It helps focus on your main problems.

    Yes, on Earth. I do not know why it is "on Earth" as opposed to "on the Earth", but I do know why "Earth" is capitalized. When you use "earth", it indicates the ground, or soil. When referring to the planet upon which we live, then it is "Earth".
     
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