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Today is 24/12 Monday. Do you say next Friday or coming Friday when referring to 28/12? I heard coming Friday frequently in my region, but an Englishman told me (a long time ago) that it is wrong and it should be next Friday. He also said the Friday after is called Friday week. But in real life, I have never heard people saying Friday week. I am puzzled.
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Hi,

Today is 24/12 Monday. Do you say next Friday or coming Friday when referring to 28/12? I heard coming Friday frequently in my region, but an Englishman told me (a long time ago) that it is wrong and it should be next Friday. He also said the Friday after is called Friday week. But in real life, I have never heard people saying Friday week. I am puzzled.



If you search the Forum for terms like 'next Friday', 'this Friday', 'last Friday', you'll find a lot of discussion about this topic. The best approach is for you to look at those threads, and then post here again if there are any points you still wish to discuss. OK?

For Friday of the following week, 'Friday week' is commonly said. Some people say 'a week Friday'.

Best wishes, Clive
28/12 is the coming Friday. Jan 4/08 is next Friday. Friday week is the Friday after the next one (Jan 11/08). I think that’s how we use those terms here.
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Hi,

Maybe in Vancouver, Canada. But not everyone in Toronto, Canada, will agree with you. Emotion: big smile

That's why I urged the original poster to have a look at other threads in which this has been discussed.

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks Clive. I didn't realize that this is a commonly asked question. Will surely search the forum first.
Hi,

OK. Then post again if you still need help.Emotion: smile

Clive
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After reading the previous posts, I came to the conclusion that there is NO consensus. Next Friday means different things for different people, even native speakers. There are even contradicting claims on what is the majority's interpretation among the British. And for some people, it also depends on which day of the week when it is spoken. It's unbelieveable that such a common expression we speak everyday is causing so much trouble!

I'll just give up and never say next Friday again (except when today is a Friday / Saturday)!

It's not just me that say coming Friday. Perhaps, coming Friday is not that "incorrect" afterall and at least it is unlikely to be misinterpreted.
Hi Pter,

Yup! There is no consensus. Unless "tomorrow" is Friday, and then "next Friday" is pretty clear, you're better of being specific. However, today (Dec 24) if you said "this coming Friday" there is NO doubt that you mean Dec 28. If you said "next Friday" it could mean Dec 28 or the first one in January. I can't agree with Budhaheart what "Friday week" means the second one in January - "Friday week" (which sounds British to me) would mean the first one in Friday to me.

Do say "this" with "coming Friday." I'll be back this coming Friday.
What about just this Friday? It seems to be commonly used.
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