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Next or the next
Difference between next and the next
NEXT is used before the days of the week and very often before nouns expressing a duration like: week, month, term, semester, year...
- Next year, he'll go to to the USA to live there.
1) Next is placed before numbers: ( Beware of the word order!)
- Please, fill in the next two forms to get a visa.
2) Next or the next: there is a difference in the meanings of: next month (the month following the one we're in now) and the next month (following the month we were mentioning). We could also use the following month.
- He'll spend the first days in Boston and the next three months in New York City.
- Traditionally, the next two weeks are the busiest ones of the year.
3) A few expressions :
- Next = then = at that moment.
- Next to = near, close to.
Plus a few idioms :
- Better luck next time: it will be better when you start again= you haven't been successful, but it doesn't really matter!
- Next time= the following time.
- Until next time! = See you soon!
- The people next door = living in the flat next to mine.
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