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    November of 2014 or November of 2013?

    Its December, 2014. If someone says, I went to London last November. Does the person mean November of 2014 or November of 2013? What about his saying I went to London last May.? Thanks.

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    Re: November of 2014 or November of 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    It’s December, 2014. If someone says, ‘I went to London last November', does the person mean ‘November of 2014’ or November of 2013’? I'd take that to mean 2013.

    What about his saying ‘I went to London last May'? I'd take that to mean 2014.
    If it was important, I'd ask him to specify the year.

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    Re: November of 2014 or November of 2013?

    I agree that asking for clarification would be the best. However, for your first question, I would assume November 2013. If the speaker meant November 2014, he/she would likely have said "last month". For your second question, I would assume May, 2014.

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    Re: November of 2014 or November of 2013?

    "Last November" would lead me to assume they meant November 2013. For November 2014, I would expect to hear "I went ... in November" or "I went ... last month".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: November of 2014 or November of 2013?

    For November 2014, you could also use this November IMO. I would take last November to be 2013 too.

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