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    article or no article?

    Hello,
    Can you start a sentence with "Next day I was..." or should it be "The next day I was..."?

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    #2

    Re: article or no article?

    I'd use the definite article.

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    #3

    Re: article or no article?

    Either is possible depending on context. "The next day" is probably more likely.

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    #4

    Re: article or no article?

    In what context would you use "Next day..." rather than "The next day..."?

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    #5

    Re: article or no article?

    I don't have any "rule" (hate this word!) to support this but "next day" without an article is used in narratives (story telling).

    See these examples:

    The plague - Google Books

    War and Peace - Google Books

    Perhaps someone else can comment.

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    Re: article or no article?

    Thank you - your examples helped!

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