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    during next year VS during the next year

    Hi,

    Question:
    Any difference between next year and the next year?

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    The worst case scenario would see cuts totalling 33m during (the) next year.


    My opinion:
    Next year refers to the period 01/01/2011-31/12/201

    The next year refers to the peried 08/11/2010 - 07/11/2011, where today is 07/11/2010.
    Agree?

    Thanks

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    Re: during next year VS during the next year

    I tend to agree with you, uktous, though I recommend avoiding any ambiguity by clearly specifying the intended meaning if you are writing this, or clarifying what is intended if somebody says it to you.

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    Re: during next year VS during the next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I tend to agree with you, uktous, though I recommend avoiding any ambiguity by clearly specifying the intended meaning if you are writing this, or clarifying what is intended if somebody says it to you.

    Rover
    Would we say for "next lesson" or "the next lesson"?

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    Re: during next year VS during the next year

    It depends on the context.

    Have a go yourself, ostap, at using each in a sentence.

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    Re: during next year VS during the next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It depends on the context.

    Have a go yourself, ostap, at using each in a sentence.

    Rover
    "You have to read page 45 trough 55 for next class.''

    I would put the definite arrticle, If I wanted to emphasize it.

    "I'll give you a quiz during the next lesson." I would guess that there would be no need tu put "the", unless you want to specify it. There can be only one "next lesson'' for a speaker.

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