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    (On) The second day//the next day//the following day

    1. The second day he had a narrow escape when he ran into a patrol of British soldiers .
    2. On t
    he second day he had a narrow escape when he ran into a patrol of British soldiers .
    3.
    The next day he had a narrow escape when he ran into a patrol of British soldiers .
    4. On t
    he next day he had a narrow escape when he ran into a patrol of British soldiers .
    5.
    The following day he had a narrow escape when he ran into a patrol of British soldiers .
    6. On the
    following day he had a narrow escape when he ran into a patrol of British soldiers .


    Hi,
    Are all of the above right and about the same in meanings? Thanks.

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    Re: (On) The second day//the next day//the following day

    Next/following do not imply that it was the second day- it could have been the fifth.

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