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    next week

    1-He said he would call me in the next week.
    2-He said he would call me over the next week.
    3-He said he would call me the next week.
    4-He said he would call me next week.

    It seems to me that 4 means that I and he met this week and he said he would call me in the next calendar week.

    But of the others, which mean:

    a-within the next seven days
    and which mean:
    b-during the next calendar week.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: next week

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-He said he would call me in the next week.
    2-He said he would call me over the next week.
    3-He said he would call me the next week.
    4-He said he would call me next week.

    It seems to me that 4 means that I and he met this week and he said he would call me in the next calendar week.

    But of the others, which mean:

    a-within the next seven days
    and which mean:
    b-during the next calendar week.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    I read 1 and 2 as A. I read 3 and 4 as B. 1 and 4 are the best, in my opinion.

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    Re: next week

    2 sounds like he might call repeatedly over the next week.
    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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    Re: next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    2 sounds like he might call repeatedly over the next week.
    That was my thought too.

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