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    #1

    'You have new message' vs. 'You have a new message'

    I personally think the correct one is 'You have a new message'.

    Is it possible to use without an article in such cases (before 'new' or some other words like that)?

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    Re: 'You have new message' vs. 'You have a new message'

    Welcome to the forum, Vitaliy.

    You are correct.

    Where did you encounter 'You have new message'? It's wrong.

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    #3

    Re: 'You have new message' vs. 'You have a new message'

    Only if it's plural. "You have new messages" is correct.

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    Re: 'You have new message' vs. 'You have a new message'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you encounter 'You have new message'? It's wrong.
    This actually is the title of e-mails that some (non-English) website sends when you get a new message. Well, I have heard that it's possible to omit articles in titles. But it feels like this one should have an article anyway. Am I right?

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    Re: 'You have new message' vs. 'You have a new message'

    Yes. That needs an article. The message could say "You have mail".

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