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. Apr 26 '18 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 Apr 26 '18 at 15:18

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 Apr 26 '18 at 20:31
  • @user67265 yes, "the next Monday" still works for shifting from the past. – Paul Dexter Aug 25 '18 at 5:21
  • @PaulDexter the significance is the word “the”, right? – user67265 Aug 25 '18 at 7:32

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