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Which variant is correct, "the main idea was in the next: bla-bla-bla" or "the main idea was in next: bla-bla-bla?"

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I cannot think of a context where "in next" would be appropriate. What did you have in mind? –  MrHen Mar 23 '11 at 15:50
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@MrHen: Good question, thanks. My native language is russian. And we've this structure of a phrase when we'd like to describe the main idea of something. E.g. "The main idea of this project was in the/... next: users can create free advertisements." I hope it works for you. :) –  misho Mar 24 '11 at 7:36

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Without more context, or a specific use I can't think of right now, I would not say either of those. I would say: “the main idea was the following: …”

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