Next Monday - which is correct?

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    Next Monday - which is correct?

    today is Friday the 11th & you said "Next Monday" does that mean this 14th or 21st?

    coz i ask a colleague when is our secretary coming back & she answered "Next Monday" so i was wondering if it is this coming Monday or the other Monday the 21st.

    which one is correct if you are referring to the 14th of this month, July:

    - This coming Monday
    - Next Monday

    or are they both correct?


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    they are the same...so 14th will be...


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    being said on a Friday I would assume next Monday to be the Monday coming, having said that, if someone said 'next Wednesday to me on a Monday, I would think that would be the Wednesday of the following week...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielandHayley:
    being said on a Friday I would assume next Monday to be the Monday coming,
    Same here, that's what I'd assume, anyway - taking Monday as the start of another week (cycle).

    ...having said that, if someone said 'next Wednesday to me on a Monday, I would think that would be the Wednesday of the following week...
    ...As "this Wednesday" is usually used to refer to this coming Wednesday.

    ~~~
    BTW, in Chinese-Canto, would there be any apparent ambiguity? Hm, I think in Chinese, given the similar context/reference point, it would be pretty clear what the speaker means.

    Ni-gor sing-kay-sam = This Wednesday.

    Ha-gor sing-kay-sam = Next Wednesday.

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    okidoki, thanks for your input guys