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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    "in the next week"

    "Your upgrade will take place in the next week, or you can upgrade your account today."

    Shouldn't the underlined part be written without "in the?" I think it is wordy, isnít it? I would write/say, next week/early next week/ last week/this week and so on and so forth.

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    Re: "in the next week"

    It's fine as it is. It means, "within the next seven days".

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    Re: "in the next week"

    If it's Tuesday and you say something will happen "next week," then I would not expect it until Monday at the earliest.

    "In the next week" means it will happen sometime before the next Tuesday.

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