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When do you say “Earth” and when “The Earth”? [duplicate]

I'm reading the page on Wikipeda: Earth [...] is the third planet from the Sun[...] The Earth's human population is [...] Then the University of Tennessee's page The Earth is certainly the most ...
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The Earth vs. Earth [duplicate]

What's the difference between 'the Earth' and 'Earth'? Why is there an article before Earth on the first sentence, and none on the second one? 1) Sputnik, Russian for fellow traveller around the ...
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“Sun rises in the east” or “The sun rises in the east” [duplicate]

I am really confused about the usage of articles with proper nouns like sun. Which of the following is correct? Sun rises in the east. The sun rises in the east.
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Mars orbits Sun [duplicate]

Why do we call the star in our solar system "The Sun" when all other celestial bodies are addressed simply as Jupiter, Neptune, or Sagittarius A Star? Ex: The Saturn has many rings. Incorrect Ex: ...
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Use of “the Earth” or Earth? [duplicate]

I have a sentence where I'm unsure about my grammar when discussing planets: "Branch Technology is revolutionizing the use of 3-D printing to create architectural elements and structures that will ...
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Objects with no name, like “the Sun”

This morning I was pondering the things in the English language which have not been given a name, such as 'the Sun' or 'the Moon'. These do not seem to fall into the same category as 'the ground' or '...
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Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?

From a grade school textbook: Good morning, children. I'm an astronomer. I study the stars and the planets. They're amazing! We live on the Earth. The Earth is a planet. It rotates all the ...
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Use of “the” after the prepostion “of”

Consider the following sentences: We live under the shade of the magnetic canopy of the Earth. We live under the shade of the magnetic canopy of Earth. We live under the shade of magnetic ...
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Sun and earth in combination as proper nouns

I have done an extensive research and I am aware that Sun and Earth can be ordinary and proper nouns depending on the context. I am writing the engineering text, which is also concerned with transfer ...
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Does calling an app “the Instapaper” with a definite article suggest a non-technical speaker?

Listening to an episode of a tech podcast with very tech-literate persons talking, I noticed them saying things like "I use the Tweetbot", for the iPhone app "Tweetbot", or "building the Instapaper", ...