This is how I would say itHello everyone,
Does this sentence make sense to you? Am I using "after the next month" correctly?
Bus fares are going up after the next month.
What I want to say is that bus fares are to go up from August (assuming it is now July).
Thanks in advance.
You wouldn't say that bus fares will be "increased from next month" unless there was going to be a continuous increase.
Agreed.Hmm. You're making me rethink the edit of my last post. I was thinking the suggestion of "from next month on" would imply an increase each month, starting next month, but without "on" there wouldn't be that implication.
I'm thinking you're right, however, and perhaps it could be avoided by saying "Bus fares will be higher from next month." I think the best option, which avoids all confusion, has already been suggested: "Bus fares will increase next month."
Yes, but the meaning is not as you intended.The answer I got was it can't be used in the sentence I wrote unless I make it "after next month."
If you want to talk about "the next month" with reference to a point in the past, you'll say "the month after". For example, "The bus fares went up the month after I started taking buses to school.". Note that you use "the month after" and not "a month after" because "a month after" usually means "30 days later".Now I want to know whether after the next month can be used in another tense or not? For example, if we are talking about the past, and a particular month. Can I say "The bus fare went up after the next moth."?