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    article with NEW YEAR

    I know the difference between "next year" and "the next year". But what about "the New Year". Is "the" always needed?

    If I say:

    1) "See you next year!" - Does it mean "See you in the New Year."?
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    2) He said he would see me the next year. - Does it mean "He said he would see me in the New Year."

    Does "the" remain in all situations or not?

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    Re: article with NEW YEAR

    I am not a teacher.

    We usually use the article with New Year.

    If you say, 'See you in the New Year' to someone it means shortly after the beginning of the year; the period when people are still wishing each other a Happy New Year or are at least sensitive to the fact that it's a new year. If you spend your (northern hemisphere) summer holiday somewhere and intend to return the following year you would say, 'See you next year' but not "See you in the New Year" unless you were planning on coming back in January.

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    Re: article with NEW YEAR

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post

    1) "See you next year!" - Does it mean "See you in the New Year"? Not necessarily. It could mean any time in the following year.
    or
    2) He said he would see me the next year. This is not a natural sentence.- Does it mean "He said he would see me in the New Year"? As above.

    Does "the" remain in all situations or not? No. 'We had a good New Year.' 'He sent me a New Year card.'
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