Could anyone explain me what actually mean "Monday week" in this context:

?We came today about your boiler but no-one was in. I'm afraid that we can't get anyone out to see you until Monday week

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Could anyone explain me what actually mean "Monday week" in this context:

?We came today about your boiler but no-one was in. I'm afraid that we can't get anyone out to see you until Monday week

'Monday week' means the same as 'a week on/next Monday'.

In other words, if this had been said to you today (Tuesday), I would assume that it did not mean the Monday of next week (12 August), but the Monday of the week after that (19 August).

In other words, if this had been said to you today (Tuesday), I would assume that it did not mean the Monday of next week (12 August), but the Monday of the week after that (19 August).

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That's the way I would define it as well.

"A week on Monday" meant nothing to me (AE) until I saw The Prof's definition..

Cross-cross posted.

In that case, we would simply say "next Monday". "Monday week" means next Monday plus one week.But why can't say "Monday week" when I mean the Monday of next week (12 August) ? Actually next week starts from Monday. I'm a little bit confused.

(And actually, I was always taught that here in the UK a week officially begins on Sunday, though that does not have any bearing on the expression in question.)

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You're asking why you cannot use an expression with a meaning other than that in common usage and found in dictionaries.But why can't say "Monday week" when I mean the Monday of next week (12 August) ? Actually next week starts from Monday. I'm a little bit confused.

The answer to that should be obvious.

Don't get hung up by your suggestion that weeks start with a Monday (in the U.S. it does not). Here "week" just means seven days.

Edit: if you're talking about Aug. 12, use The Prof's good advice above.

a week from Tuesday

Thursday week 8a.m.

a week Thursday

This Thursday Next Thursday

It would seem that there is much variation.

Is there such a usage as "The Monday after next" next meaning next Monday?

That's the way I would define it as well.

"A week on Monday" meant nothing to me (AE) until I saw The Prof's definition..

Cross-cross posted.

No. That isIs there such a usage as "The Monday after next" next meaning next Monday?

If,

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

Sunday, Monday (the Monday after next), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

If on red Tuesday, I said Monday week it would mean the blue Monday, wouldn't it? So doesn't "Monday week" and "the Monday after next" mean the same thing? Is there really such a usage as "the Monday after next"?No. That isnotwhat it means at all.

If,on the red Tuesday, you say, "The Monday after next", you mean the blue Monday

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

Sunday, Monday (the Monday after next), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

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Yes. There could be situations in which one or both might be inappropriate.So doesn't "Monday week" and "the Monday after next" mean the same thing?

Yes, I've heard it.Is there really such a usage as "the Monday after next"?

I assume you mean today is the Saturday before the first day in the list, which is Sunday. I wouldn't use "this Wednesday" but "Wednesday next week". You're correct with your use of "Wednesday week".Today is Saturday. I have marked THIS Wednesday and Wednesday WEEK. Am I correct?

Thank you, BarqueYes. There could be situations in which one or both might be inappropriate.

Yes, I've heard it.

I assume you mean today is the Saturday before the first day in the list, which is Sunday. I wouldn't use "this Wednesday" but "Wednesday next week". You're correct with your use of "Wednesday week".

If you said

I would refer to 21st March as

If you said

Today is Saturday. I have marked THIS Wednesday and Wednesday WEEK. Am I correct?

Saturday TODAY

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That is correct. However for 'this Wednesday' you can also say 'on Wednesday'.

E.g.

I'm going to visit my friend this Wednesday = I'm going to visit my friend on Wednesday

Also

I'm going to visit my friend a week on Wednesday = I'm going to visit my friend Wednesday week.

Thank you, natkretep. You have made things perfectly clear.

If you saidthis Wednesday, I would understand that to mean the Wednesday of the same week -ie14th March.

I would refer to 21st March asnext Wednesdayorthe coming Wednesday.

If you saidWednesday week, I would understand that to mean 28th March. It is not a term I use; I might saya week on Wednesdayor eventhe second Wednesday from todayorthe Wednesday after next.

E.g.

I'm going to visit my friend this Wednesday = I'm going to visit my friend on Wednesday

Also

Can't "I am going to visit my friend on Wednesday" mean ANY Wednesday? I don't think it is very specific.

Today is Saturday 17th March.

If you saidthis Wednesday, I would understand that to mean the Wednesday of the same week -ie14th March.

You can see the danger of saying "this Wednesday". natkretep sees it as possibly being in the past, Chasint sees it as being in the future (as do I). If today is Saturday 17 March then Wednesday 14 March is, for me, "last Wednesday", not "this Wednesday".I'm going to visit my friend this Wednesday = I'm going to visit my friend on Wednesday

And do not ever say "Wednesday next" - which to some people means "next Wednesday" and to others means "a week on Wednesday". I haven't heard it for a while, but remember it causing confusion when I was young.

In fact there is a confusion in the English language (In Britain anyway). Different people use 'next' in different ways. This applies to transport as well....

And do not ever say "Wednesday next" - which to some people means "next Wednesday" and to others means "a week on Wednesday". I haven't heard it for a while, but remember it causing confusion when I was young.

I'm getting off at the next stop.

I personally avoid this by saying,