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    When somebody says "next Monday", does it mean the monday immediately due or the one after that?
    Lets say on Wednesday the 3rd, i say "next monday" ; will it mean the monday of 8th or the Monday of 15th??


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    Re: next Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    When somebody says "next Monday", does it mean the monday immediately due or the one after that?
    Lets say on Wednesday the 3rd, i say "next monday" ; will it mean the monday of 8th or the Monday of 15th??
    Monday 8th. It is the Monday of the week following the one in which you are speaking.

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    Re: next Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    When somebody says "next Monday", does it mean the monday immediately due or the one after that?
    Lets say on Wednesday the 3rd, i say "next monday" ; will it mean the monday of 8th or the Monday of 15th??
    Mondays are relatively easy.
    Let's take Wednesday and assume that today is Monday.
    "Next Wednesday" can mean in two days time, or nine days time. This is because some people use "next Wednesday" to mean "Wednesday of next week".
    The closer the day is, the more ambiguous "next" becomes. If it's Monday night, "next Tuesday" probably means "Tuesday next week" rather than tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    When somebody says "next Monday", does it mean the monday immediately due or the one after that?
    Lets say on Wednesday the 3rd, i say "next monday" ; will it mean the monday of 8th or the Monday of 15th??
    I would interpret it as Monday 15th.

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    Re: next Monday

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    I would interpret it as Monday 15th.
    I'm intrigued. Can you explain why you'd do that?

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    Cool Re: next Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'm intrigued. Can you explain why you'd do that?
    If it's Wednesday 3rd, then the closest Monday in time is Monday 8th - in this case I would refer to it as this Monday; the Monday after Monday 8th is next Monday, that is Monday 15th.


    [it's Wednesday 3rd]
    This Monday I'm going sailing, and next Monday I'm going canoeing.


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    Re: next Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    If it's Wednesday 3rd, then the closest Monday in time is Monday 8th - in this case I would refer to it as this Monday; the Monday after Monday 8th is next Monday, that is Monday 15th.


    [it's Wednesday 3rd]
    This Monday I'm going sailing, and next Monday I'm going canoeing.
    You would confuse your listener. This Monday refers to the Monday in the present week. Next Monday is the Monday in the next week. Monday week is the Monday in the week following the next week.

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    Cool Re: next Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You would confuse your listener. This Monday refers to the Monday in the present week. Next Monday is the Monday in the next week. Monday week is the Monday in the week following the next week.
    However would I confuse my listener saying on a Wednesday that this Monday I am doing something? It's obvious that I can't be talking about the Monday of this week, the Monday that is past.


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    Re: next Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    However would I confuse my listener saying on a Wednesday that this Monday I am doing something? It's obvious that I can't be talking about the Monday of this week, the Monday that is past.
    Curiously because to most people, "this [day]" is a reference to the current week.

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    Re: next Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    If it's Wednesday 3rd, then the closest Monday in time is Monday 8th - in this case I would refer to it as this Monday; the Monday after Monday 8th is next Monday, that is Monday 15th.


    [it's Wednesday 3rd]
    This Monday I'm going sailing, and next Monday I'm going canoeing.
    Little did I imagine when I wrote 'This is because some people use "next Wednesday" to mean "Wednesday of next week" ', that some other people actually use "next Wednesday" to mean "Wednesday in the week after next".
    Today is Thursday. I call next Friday tomorrow (the 29th); Anglika calls next Friday the 5th, and engee calls next Friday the 12th.

    That's why I always confirm the date when I'm making appointments.

    PS: I dare not ask what date people would call last Wednesday!
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