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    Is a necessary?

    Is "a" necessary in the expression "There's always a next time." or, in this case you could say without it like "There's always next time."

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    Re: Is a necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Is "a" necessary in the expression "There's always a next time." or, in this case you could say without it like "There's always next time."

    Thank you.
    I think you would hear both.

    I think the first one ("There's always a next time") is used when there is no specific next time in mind.

    I think "There's always next time" would perhaps be said when the next time is known, or scheduled, or confidently predicted -- essentially saying, there's always "the next one."


    "Oh no! I missed my chance to get an autograph!"
    "Oh well. There's always a next time."
    - Some day this opportunity will crop up again.


    "Oh no! I missed my appointment!"
    "Oh well. There's always next time."
    - Your next appointment is on Friday.

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