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    Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    Suppose it is January. Should I say Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?
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    #2

    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    It is a difficult question.

    Next means nearest, so in a purely denotative sense "this Thursday" is the same as "next Thursday." But some speakers use "this Thursday" to mean the closest one and next Thursday" to mean the one after that. I have never been able to figure out whether this is a matter of dialect or just idiosyncratic incompetence. I wind up just puzzling it out from the context.

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    #3

    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    Say "this summer". That's the usual way to say it, at least in AmE.
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    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    Its winter now. I went camping in July this year. Should I say I went camping this summer or I went camping last summer?
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    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    this summer

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    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    When can I say "last summer"?

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    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    From January of the following year.

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    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    I went to camping in July last summer.

    Is it work?

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    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    No – it was pleasure.

    Perhaps you mean 'Does it work?'

    Say 'I went camping last July' if you went in July, 2015.

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    Re: Im going to go camping this summer or Im going to go camping next summer?

    If you're speaking now and you went camping in July 2016, just say "I went camping in July".
    If you're speaking now and you went camping in July 2015, say "I went camping last July". However, you might find that some people think you mean July, 2016 so it's best to clarify.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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