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    on this coming Sunday

    Hello,

    A native speaker I was talking to said "I'm going to.... on this coming Sunday". I thought a combination of this + time phrase doesn't require any prepositions. Or is it 'coming' that changes the whole thing?

    Thank you.

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    Re: on this coming Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    A native speaker I was talking to said "I'm going to.... on this coming Sunday". I thought a combination of this + time phrase doesn't require any prepositions. Or is it 'coming' that changes the whole thing?

    Thank you.
    What we say when chatting and what is technically grammatically correct are frequently two different things!

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    Re: on this coming Sunday

    Does that mean I don't have to worry my grammar needs a major overhaul?

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    Re: on this coming Sunday

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    Does that mean I don't have to worry my grammar needs a major overhaul?
    I certainly wouldn't worry about your grammar based on one sentence spoken by one native speaker in one conversation!

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    Re: on this coming Sunday

    What a relief Seriously though, if there were such a question in a test, should I go for "this coming Sunday/weekend/week etc" ?

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    Re: on this coming Sunday

    Yes.

    I'm going to London this coming Wednesday.
    I'll be taking my driving test this coming week.
    He'll come to my birthday party this Monday coming.

    Note the possible difference in word order. "...this coming + day/month..." is more common, but we do use "...this day/week coming..."

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    Re: on this coming Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What we say when chatting and what is technically grammatically correct are frequently two different things!
    If only all our students knew that!

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