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  1. mohammad
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    Hello

    Dear teacher

    I want to know about this proverb(call a spade a spade)it is used for a person who is frank about negetive points of another persons or ,not ,just a person who is frank

    We are moving next month. Is it fine ? Or we should use "the" before next

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    Hello

    Dear teacher

    I want to know about this proverb(call a spade a spade)it is used for a person who is frank about negetive points of another persons or ,not ,just a person who is frank

    We are moving next month. Is it fine ? Or we should use "the" before next

    YOURS
    Call a spade a spade is an idiom, and it comes from a card game: poker. It means to speak bluntly, to not interpret something as something else.

    We are moving next month does not require "the". The word "next" is already specific enough. If there's some confusion over which month is being specified, then adding "the" clarifies:

    Pat: You're moving in March?
    Max: No. We're moving the next month. (i.e., the month after that month)

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