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    next modifying or descriptive

    Can "next" be used as a descriptive adjective like the following? My grammar book defines it is only used for modifying usage and I have heard almost always modifying usages, but I doubt if any exceptional usage like "Same is next" is also correct.

    ex)modifying usage-The next chapter, the next train, the next saturday....
    descriptive usage - Jane is the current oboe player and Sam is next(?)

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    Re: next modifying or descriptive

    This sounds fine to me:
    A: The news is on now.
    B: What's next?
    A: A movie's next.

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