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    Default Weekend

    1. I'm having a party (determiner) next weekend. (Isn't weekend countable? How come I don't need a determiner like 'a/the' ?)
    2. I'm having a party the next weekend. (Is 'the' omitted in #1?)

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    Default Re: Weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    1. I'm having a party (determiner) next weekend. (Isn't weekend countable? How come I don't need a determiner like 'a/the' ?)
    2. I'm having a party the next weekend. (Is 'the' omitted in #1?)
    "next weekend" is specific enough as is. There's no need to add "the" unless you intent to add something more specific. For example,

    I'm having a party (not this weekend but) the next weekend.

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