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    Let's meet next Friday!

    Hello! One more time related problem

    Today is Tuesday and I said the following phrase "Let's meet on next Friday"
    some of the people understood this week's Friday while other people understood next week's Friday.

    Which is one is correct?

    A little bit confusing. Right?

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    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello! One more time related problem

    Today is Tuesday and I said the following phrase "Let's meet on next Friday"
    some of the people understood this week's Friday while other people understood next week's Friday.

    Which is one is correct?

    A little bit confusing. Right?
    Today is Tuesday the 13th, next Friday is the 16th; Friday next week is the 23rd.

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    #3

    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    Actually, I would interpret it as: Today is Tuesday the 13th, this or this coming Friday is the 16th; next Friday is the 23rd.

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    #4

    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by magimagicE View Post
    Actually, I would interpret it as: Today is Tuesday the 13th, this or this coming Friday is the 16th; next Friday is the 23rd.
    Me too.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    Me too.

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    #6

    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    If it is Tuesday the 13th, I would expect, next Friday, this Friday, this coming Friday, to mean the same thing, Friday the 16th.

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    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    Gramatically, of course you are correct.

    However, in common usage, at least in Canada, next Friday, would be the following week.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    For me (just a student) it has to do with how people understand the notions of time and days. It is not something that has to do with English grammar or syntax. So I would try to avoid using it in the future and I ll try to stick to
    Let's meet this week;s Friday
    Let;s meet next week's Friday.

    Cheers
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    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If it is Tuesday the 13th, I would expect, next Friday, this Friday, this coming Friday, to mean the same thing, Friday the 16th.
    This Friday and next Friday refer to the same day? It is simply not logical.
    You might as well say that this week and next week are the same week!
    In NZ (and probably in Australia too), they call next Friday(next week's Friday), 'Friday week'.

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    Re: Let's meet next Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    For me (just a student) it has to do with how people understand the notions of time and days. It is not something that has to do with English grammar or syntax. So I would try to avoid using it in the future and I ll try to stick to
    Let's meet this week;s Friday
    Let;s meet next week's Friday.

    Cheers
    Alex
    Hi Alex,
    I agree with your suggestion that just being clear about it would be best.

    But your suggestions (at least in the US) would be better as "Let's meet Friday of this week" or "this coming Friday" OR "Let's meet on Friday of next week" or "next week on Friday."

    At least in the US, "this week's Friday" or "next week's Friday" isn't idiomatic. (Maybe it is elsewhere though!)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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