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    make up

    Are these sentences correct?

    I have to attend to some personal appointments the following Thursday (March 11th) so I plan to take time off work that day. To make up for this time off, I will work this coming Saturday (March 6th).

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    Re: make up

    Yes, they are OK.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: make up

    the following Thursday- how about next Thursday?

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    Re: make up

    Or "Thursday week".

    This Thursday is March 3rd. Next Thursday/Thursday week is March 10th.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: make up

    Sorry- I didn't check the calendar.

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    Re: make up

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Or "Thursday week".
    That handy expression was used when I lived in Canada (in Toronto), but it's unknown in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: make up

    We also use "a week [on] Thursday".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: make up

    Here in Canada, I think most people use "this Thursday" when they mean the Thursday of this week, and "next Thursday" when they mean the Thursday of next week. But there are exceptions: sometimes people use "next Thursday" when according to the rule above they should say "this Thursday." So it is wise to be cautious and double-check.

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    Re: make up

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    That handy expression was used when I lived in Canada (in Toronto), but it's unknown in AmE.
    Here's an example of it being used in the past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FswDoZKFXVc

    It sounded odd to me the first time I heard it, and still does.

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