next vs this : Common Errors in English

About next vs this

If I tell you that the company picnic is next Saturday it would be wise to ask whether I mean this coming Saturday or the Saturday after that. People differ in how they use “next” in this sort of context, and there’s no standard pattern; so it’s worth making an extra effort to be clear.In the UK the distinction is made clear by saying “Saturday next” or “Saturday week.”

next Meaning(s)

  • (s) immediately following in time or order
  • (s) nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
  • (s) (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
  • (r) at the time or occasion immediately following

next in News

  1. Next up for Redskins' RG3: rehab during honeymoon

    Next up for Robert Griffin III: working his rehab into his honeymoon. The Washington Redskins quarterback did some "explosive sprinting" and again ran some drills on the side during minicamp Tuesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Next Dayton Open Air Market is Saturday

    The next Dayton Chamber of Commerce Open Air Market is Saturday at the parking lot next to Dayton Valley Pawn.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Mason Valley News

  3. Next Gen Dine Now Integrated with Heartland Payment Systems

    Next Gen Dine by Prelag Partners LLC announces new integration with Heartland Payment Systems to provide faster and easier payment processing. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10823487.htm
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

this in News

  1. This Small Cap Insurance Business Is a Buy

    This Small Cap Insurance Business Is a Buy        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  2. This High Yielding Telecom Company Has Good Growth Prospects

    This High Yielding Telecom Company Has Good Growth Prospects        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  3. This Automaker Is Unstoppable

    This Automaker Is Unstoppable        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

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