I going through a lot of confusion lately with the articles in the German language.

Is it grammatically correct to say “In den nächsten zwei Wochen” instead of “In nächsten zwei Wochen”?

What are the other cases where one might omit the article?

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It is grammatically correct to say in den nächsten zwei Wochen; it is not correct to omit the article.

In German, the idea is that you are speaking about two definite following weeks (the two weeks following) similarly to English. Other languages may think differently and consider next two weeks definite enough.

  • Fails to answer question concerning omission of article, see German canoo.net.
    – guidot
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 8:11
  • @guidot I corrected the question’s incorrect premise. I consider the second part of the question moot (since the original premise was incorrect) or too broad (since it touches something entirely differently). Hence I did not answer it.
    – Jan
    Commented Mar 26, 2017 at 18:09

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