While running through Classroom Language articles in the Articles section, I got mixed up with the author's usage of 'next/in the next lesson'.
We'll have to finish this in the next lesson.
We'll finish this exercise next lesson.
Can anyone remember what we did in the last lesson?
Let's revise what we did last lesson.
If I understand it correctly, both structures are fine. However, there must be some reason why we use one and not the other. Does it have anything to do with the 'next/the next week/month/year'-thing?
I'd be very grateful for help.
If I don't want to skimp on words, can I say
...in the previous lesson?
'Previous' can also be used for one one preceding any one we are talking about.
In Friday's lesson we looked at Hitler's advance on Moscow. In the previous one we had considered Napoleon's.