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    Default date in the far away weeks

    This Monday, Last Monday, Next Monday are for the Monday in this week, last week and the next week. But, how to say the Monday in the week before the last week or the week after the next? And how to say the far away Mondays, several weeks ago or after several weeks? Thanks a lot!

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    Hello Emily

    Native usage does vary a little; I'll tell you how I use these terms, and then perhaps other members will explain their usage.

    Let's suppose that today is Saturday April 15th:

    1. Last Monday: = April 10th.
    2. This Monday: 17th.
    3. Next Monday: 17th or (more probably) 24th. I would have to specify.
    4. A week on Monday: 24th.
    5. Two weeks on Monday: May 1st.
    6. A week ago last Monday: 3rd.
    7. The Monday after next: either 24th or (more probably) May 1st. Again, I would have to specify.

    But as I say, other speakers may have other interpretations.

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    British English has a useful word, "fortnight" for "two weeks". So "two weeks on Monday" can be re-written "a fortnight on Monday", and "two weeks ago last Monday" can be re-written "a fortnight last Monday". This word isn't used in American English as far as I know.

    Also, instead of "a week on Monday" or "two weeks on Monday", some British speakers say "Monday week" and "Monday fortnight". I don't know how common this is, though -- some speakers might not understand these expressions at all.

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    Default Re: date in the far away weeks

    And 'a fortnight Monday'.

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    Default Re: date in the far away weeks

    I agree - with the exception of Mr P's 4. As a North American speaker, I'd leave out the preposition "on": a week Monday.

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    I think in BrE, it's more common with the preposition, but you will hear it worthout as well.

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