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last Sunday, this Sunday, next Sunday 
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OK, I must have been away from home too long. I've had a discussion (cough: arguement) with my wife about what day we're talking about.

here is the calendar

Sun. Mon. Tues. _Wed. Thurs. _Fri. __Sat.
.3____4____5____6____7____8____9
10___11___12___13___14___15___16
17___18___19___20___21___22___23
24___25___26___27

If today is Wed. the 13th, when is

last Sunday =
this Sunday =
next Sunday =

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Mon May 26, 2008 9:57 pm
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Hi Mark,

My eyes are kinda crossing with html programming now, but here is how I see it:

last Sunday= the 10th
this Sunday= the 17th
next Sunday= the 24th

How's that?

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Mon May 26, 2008 10:31 pm
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Only a few months ago a friend of mine failed to turn up at the pub because of misunderstanding on this.

It's sometimes a good idea to clarify by saying things like "This coming Sunday", or "Sunday three days from now" or "the Sunday a week and half from now".

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this Sunday and next Sunday can mean the same thing sometimes (??)

at least where I grew up


Tue May 27, 2008 1:41 pm
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Kiwione wrote:
this Sunday and next Sunday can mean the same thing sometimes (??)

That's what I thought. But I guess quite a few people think like Matt Dream.

I picked Wed. for this experiment because I think as you get closer to Sun. it changes the meanings. If it was Fri. the 15th, I'd agree that next Sun. could be the 24th.

What do you do with:
the Sunday after next =

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For me:

Last Sunday = 10th
This Sunday = 17th
Next Sunday = 17th.

If you want me to come on the 24th, I'd expect to hear "the Sunday after next" or "the 24th".


Wed May 28, 2008 4:02 pm
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I have the same `discussion` with my wife!!!!
Next Sunday for me is the 17th and for her is the 24th
This Sunday is the 17th for us both.

As you said if it was Friday I would take next as being the 24th, and my wife would be a little peeved with me.


Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:08 pm
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Mark I think the word you should use is the following sunday, not next sunday... Think of a line of people.. if some one says 'next' then they mean the person who is in the front of the line... where as the following means the person after the next one.... does that make sense? :D


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