"this friday" vs. "next friday"....

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hi all - help me settle a bet. [​IMG]

    okay, so if i tell you all that we're going to the movies next friday, which friday does that mean to you?

    A. the friday of this current week
    B. the friday of the following week

    to me, next friday means the following week. otherwise i would simply say this friday.

    yep, i'm still bored...

    ted
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    hi all - help me settle a bet. [​IMG]

    okay, so if i tell you all that we're going to the movies next friday, which friday does that mean to you?

    A. the friday of this current week
    B. the friday of the following week

    to me, next friday means the following week. otherwise i would simply say this friday.

    yep, i'm still bored...

    ted
     
  3. Nathan*W

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    I agree.

    This Friday = the current week

    Next Friday = the following week

    If people are still confused, I throw in the date. (no, I meant the 25th, etc.)
     
  4. Nathan*W

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    I agree.

    This Friday = the current week

    Next Friday = the following week

    If people are still confused, I throw in the date. (no, I meant the 25th, etc.)
     
  5. Mark Shannon

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    Ditto both of you.
     
  6. Mark Shannon

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    Ditto both of you.
     
  7. DonRoeber

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    What about on Monday when you say "Last weekend." Does that refer to the weekend that just ended, or the one before that?
     
  8. DonRoeber

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    What about on Monday when you say "Last weekend." Does that refer to the weekend that just ended, or the one before that?
     
  9. Bob Graz

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    Ditto me for friday. Last weekend means the most recent previous one.
     
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    Ditto me for friday. Last weekend means the most recent previous one.
     
  11. RobR

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    I've heard people meant either way. But I'd be more specific and say "this past weekend" to mean the weekend that just ended.
     
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    I've heard people meant either way. But I'd be more specific and say "this past weekend" to mean the weekend that just ended.
     
  13. Sami Kallio

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    This is how I understand it. Next is next, not the one after that. [​IMG]
     
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    This is how I understand it. Next is next, not the one after that. [​IMG]
     
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    Same here, next Friday used to closest one in the future for me.

    But I have come to realize that most people use it the other way (Friday of next week [​IMG] ) so I changed it, although I am still not sold on it. But whaddayagonnado, to communicate with people, you have to speak their language...

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    Same here, next Friday used to closest one in the future for me.

    But I have come to realize that most people use it the other way (Friday of next week [​IMG] ) so I changed it, although I am still not sold on it. But whaddayagonnado, to communicate with people, you have to speak their language...

    --
    H
     
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    This Friday = this week

    Next Friday = the following week
     
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    This Friday = this week

    Next Friday = the following week
     
  19. Todd K

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    the friday of this coming week may be "the next friday" (to come down the pike), but there are rules that define these things.

    There is This Friday and Next Friday. Think of them as a contraction of this (week's) friday and next (week's) friday.

    The weekend is a bit more of a grey area.
     
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    the friday of this coming week may be "the next friday" (to come down the pike), but there are rules that define these things.

    There is This Friday and Next Friday. Think of them as a contraction of this (week's) friday and next (week's) friday.

    The weekend is a bit more of a grey area.
     

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