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I often hear people say next Sunday or next Friday when they actually mean Sunday or Friday of next week, not the coming Sunday or Friday of this week though strictly speaking the coming Sunday or Friday are actually next Sunday and next Friday if today is Wednesday.

Which way is correct?
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next means the immediate time after talking or writing..
next day means after this day which is immediately comming day or following day.
next friday means this immediately coming friday not the friday of next week.
next year means immediately coming year.. the following year but not the year after the coming year.

next month means the month coming after this month i.e., following month.
the next December means immediately coming December but not the December after this year or the december after coming December (which is next year's December)
Anonymousnext friday means this immediately coming friday not the friday of next week.
You should start every sentence with a capital letter.

Apart from that, there is no single answer to this question. Some people would say next Sunday to mean the Sunday in the current week.

Others would say next Sunday to mean the Sunday in the next week. This definition makes more sense because it is literally the next Sunday.

Considering the different definitions involved, if you don't know which one someone means, the best thing to do is ask them to specify.
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I always said this Friday when it's Monday and next Friday will be next week , and why, becouse, "THIS" symbols present ttime, "NEXT" symbols futer, and last symbols the past, thats what I understand about saying this or next or last, you relate to the context, I think it really relates to when you talk about time
healer I often hear people say next Sunday or next Friday when they actually mean Sunday or Friday of next week, not the coming Sunday or Friday of this week though strictly speaking the coming Sunday or Friday are actually next Sunday and next Friday if today is Wednesday.
Which way is correct?

nice

It is a grey area in my eyes...

(Eg its monday)

Me: What DID you do this weekend?

Friend: I WENTskiing.

OR

Me: What ARE you DOING this weekend?

Friend: I AM GOING skiing.

In this example, "this" weekend is determined by a question posed in either the past or future tense.

But when referring to next weekend, it is only clear that one is talking literally of the very next weekend, when it is said on a weekend.

Eg....

If today was saturday or sunday, "this" weekend clearly means now, (the present), "next" weekend would be assumed to be in 6/7 days time. (In my experience).

But if the term "next weekend" is used in a conversation on a weekday (mon-fri) then it is in limbo as to which weekend is this or next.

Personally, i say NEXT weekend when referring to the weekend after the next one to occur (unless i say NEXT weekend on a weekend), which doesnt make logical sense, but it is one of those grey areas that is down to personal opinion, and is actually a novel little anomaly which i think allows character in the language. Life is full of these little imperfections which somehow make it all the more perfect.

(The exception to this rule sadly, would be missuse of the word LITERALLY, which people use to exaggerate or emphasise, when the word LITERALLY is used to confirm what is being said actually occured exactly as said, rather than someone exaggerating...eg...

"I was so drunk my brain literally exploded!"... This is wrong as by using the word LITERALLY in that sentence, one is confirming that their brain physically exploded, which if true would be an absolute miracle that they were able to say the sentence at all...

Sorry, turned into an irrelevant rant about a pet hate lol.

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Thanks a lot for your input.

If today is Thursday, and they say you can move in next Wednesday. Is that in two weeks?

No, it's in one week.

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Sunday is first day of the week please.

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