We say

This day next year.
This day next week.

What do you say to talk about something that will happen 'this day three weeks from now' ?
Is there a shorter way to to say it, like the above sentences?

What if you say the day like Monday? As in:

'Three weeks from now on Monday.'


I would say

A week today

Three weeks today

but looking on GloWbE, it's pretty clear that these are British (and Commonwealth) English. In American English, the equivalent is

A week from today

Three weeks from today.

(I would never say these).

In British English we can also say

A week next Tuesday

and even

Tuesday week

but I don't think Americans say these much.

I'm not sure about

A year today

but I think it works - certainly there are a few instances of this in GloWbE.

So to answer your question directly:

Three weeks today (BrE)

Three weeks from today (AmE)

In three weeks' time (both).

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  • What if you say the day, like Monday? Do you say "Three weeks Monday" or what? – Englishfreak Nov 5 '16 at 18:15
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    Good question, @Sharaman. For reasons I can't explain, I wouldn't say "Three weeks Monday". But I would say "Three weeks next Monday" or "Three weeks on Monday". – Colin Fine Nov 5 '16 at 18:18
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    or even "A year ago last Thursday" – James K Nov 5 '16 at 20:26
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    @Sharaman in American English, it would be "Three weeks from Monday." If it's ambiguous which Monday is meant, you'd say "Three weeks from this coming Monday" or "Three weeks from this past Monday." – 1006a Nov 5 '16 at 20:54
  • Americans more often say “in n week[s]”, omitting “’s time”. – Anton Sherwood Nov 5 '16 at 23:03

"Three weeks today" should do the trick. You don't need to say it's the same day, because if it's in exactly three weeks then it has to be the same day. It means "three weeks from today", of course, but the "from" is often elided in colloquial English.

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