I am curious if these sentences make any sense to you:

  1. I will graduate next year
  2. I will graduate in the next year
  3. I will graduate within the next year

If those sentences do make sense, could you please elaborate more on the differences between the three?


Next year = the next calendar year = in 2020. Or possibly, since your sentence is about graduation, at the end of the next academic year.

In/within the next year = at some time in the next twelve months from now.

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