next vs this :

next or 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.”

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  • s  immediately following in time or order
    next in line
    the next president
    the next item on the list
  • s  nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
    in the next room
    the person sitting next to me
  • s  (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
    our next president
  • r  at the time or occasion immediately following
    next the doctor examined his back
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    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.
    June 13, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Mason Valley News
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