John said, "I am going to Britain next week."
In reported speech, which sentence should I use?
John said that he was going to Britain the next week.
John said that he was going to Britain the following week.
Many thanks in advance.
I dont think so :|...just the 2nd sentence is right ?
when is "next week"? if you say so .
The next or following week is always the one right after the week that was then, at the time of reference.
This week I'm cycling to work - my car has broken down. But next week, I hope to be getting to work by car again.
Like most retailers, the Grand Leader Store of South Bend, Ind. had been bucking a deep depression in appliance sales. One week in July it sold just six refrigerators. But the next/following week it sold 247.