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Small doubt: Is the word "earths" a synonymous of "lands"?

For example if I say:

Strange lands... I would imagine an unexplored part of the Earth or of other planet or moon.

If I say:

Strange earths... Would you imagine the same?

3 years ago

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On strange lands, I would think of something on earth, like a mystical desert or rainforest.

For Strange earths, my thoughts would go to outer space, and other planets. However, in the last sentence, it does sound a little weird to say. Strange planets would be better.

3 years ago

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"Strange earths" causes me to imagine different planets.

Earth can mean the planet Earth, or it can mean dirt or soil. Earth does not mean land.

3 years ago

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There are no strange earths. There are rare earths, but they're probably not what you would imagine them to be.

3 years ago

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Definitely not the same. "Earths" is a very rarely used plural. I've seen it only in astronomical contexts where it refers to earth-like planets.

3 years ago