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    #1

    This is Ben's diary for next week

    Hello!

    Could you please explain to me, why don't we use any articles before Ben's diary and next week in the following sentence?

    This is Ben's diary for next week.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: This is Ben's diary for next week

    You could use "the" before "next week", but it's not necessary. An article before "Ben's" would be wrong. It's something that belongs to Ben, not "the Ben".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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