I know that tomorrow is the day after that or the next day and last night is the night before and so on. However, I am not sure about some other dates such as next Monday, this week and specifically 4 weeks from next Monday.

  • Related: "Next" vs "in the next" for dates.
    – J.R.
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 10:33
  • Do you mean "day" rather than date? Also, you say an event in the past in your question and then you switch to future in your text. Kindly clarify what you mean. To speak today about past days: Yesterday, two days ago, three days ago,etc.; last Monday, two Mondays ago; last month, two months ago. etc.
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 15:18

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We can shift from the future in the present to the future in the past, when talking about dates, by substituting 'the following' for 'next', and 'that' for 'this':

Next Monday: the following Monday.

This week: that week.

Four weeks from next Monday: four weeks from the following Monday.

Next year: [during/in] the following year.

  • Can we use “‘the’ next Monday” instead of “the following Monday”?
    – user67265
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 20:31
  • @user67265 yes, "the next Monday" still works for shifting from the past. Commented Aug 25, 2018 at 5:21
  • @PaulDexter the significance is the word “the”, right?
    – user67265
    Commented Aug 25, 2018 at 7:32

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