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Consider the following sentences:

  1. We live under the shade of the magnetic canopy of the Earth.

  2. We live under the shade of the magnetic canopy of Earth.

  3. We live under the shade of magnetic canopy of the Earth.

Which of the above sentences best conforms to the rules of grammar?

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  • Thank you for asking this question! Dec 11 '19 at 21:48
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Option 1 or 2. The noun phrase "magnetic canopy" needs a 'the' because you are writing about a specific magnetic canopy. There is some disagreement about whether it is better to write 'Earth' or 'the Earth'. See this question for further details.

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    Note that the presence of the article is independent of the preposition of.
    – deadrat
    Nov 14 '16 at 5:53

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