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    Shaje Guest

    Default Is it Next Sunday or This Sunday?

    There has been some discussion about what the proper use of Last This and Next is when refering to days of the week.

    For example, If today was Wednesday:


    Would you refer to the Monday that passed as Last Monday or This Monday

    Would you refer to the following Tuesday (6 days from today) as Next Tuesday or This Tuesday

    Would the correct sentence be (On a Wed)

    I washed my car this Monday, however, I have to take it again for a wax job next Tuesday

    or

    I washed my car last Monday, however, I have to take it again for a wax job this Tuesday

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    Default Re: Is it Next Sunday or This Sunday?

    I have the same question .

    Hope someone can help .

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    Default Re: Is it Next Sunday or This Sunday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaje View Post
    There has been some discussion about what the proper use of Last This and Next is when refering to days of the week.
    For example, If today was Wednesday:
    Would you refer to the Monday that passed as Last Monday or This Monday

    If it was crucial, I'd probably use, "the day before yesterday" or " this last Monday" or "this week Monday".

    Would you refer to the following Tuesday (6 days from today) as Next Tuesday or This Tuesday

    "next Tuesday" would work just fine. Or "this coming Tuesday" or "next week, Tuesday".

    Would the correct sentence be (On a Wed)
    I washed my car this Monday, however, I have to take it again for a wax job next Tuesday
    or
    I washed my car last Monday, however, I have to take it again for a wax job this Tuesday.

    Both are correct but I guess it's possible that both could be misunderstood. For speech, it's not much of a problem as a listener can ask for clarification.

    Again, if it were/is crucial,

    I washed my car on Monday last/the day before yesterday, however, I have to take it again for a wax job this coming Tuesday/next week, Tuesday/on Tuesday of next week/next Tuesday.


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    Last edited by riverkid; 26-Aug-2006 at 02:25.

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