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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #111572: Next or the next
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    Next or the next


    Difference between next and the next

    This lesson is a complement to those dealing with "Last /the last",  test and test. It might be useful to read them over again, in so far as the different uses are quite similar.  



    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 ofnext 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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    1. month, he’ll go to Turkey for a long hike.
    2. pages will be difficult to read. You must make an effort.
    3. When shall we meet? I don’t know, it will depend on his work.
    4. He was the spitting image of his father who was sitting him.
    5. This exercise is difficult, but will be easier.
    6. “Shall we meet on Friday week?” “Yes, this will be great for me!”
    7. hours after his operation will be quite painful.
    8. Thursday is December 14th.
    9. The woman in room was talking in a very loud voice.
    10. “Who’s ?” “I am, but this lady can go before me as she’s in a real hurry!”

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