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Session 32

Here’s Georgina to tell you about the different ways of using ‘next’, ‘the next’ and ‘nearest’.

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Next vs The Next vs Nearest

Here’s Georgina to tell you about the different ways of using ‘next’, ‘the next’ and ‘nearest’ in this English In A Minute

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Georgina

Hi I'm Georgina from BBC Learning English. Do you ever wonder about the differences between next, the next and nearest?

Next means 'immediately after this one' and is often used with day, week, month or year.

I go on holiday next Tuesday.

I'll start my diet next week.

The next means 'the period of time starting from now'.

The next two weeks are very busy.

It'll be cold for the next few days.

Nearest means 'the closest to something or someone in distance'.

The nearest bus stop is over there.

I think we should stay at Susie's. She lives the nearest to the airport.

Right I'm off to the nearest cafe to get a coffee!
Bye!

Next vs The Next vs Nearest

Next means 'immediately after this one'. It is often used with day, week, month or year.

  • I'll see you next week.
  • You'll be going university next year.

 The next means 'the period of time starting from now'.

  • The next 5 minutes are going to be crucial.
  • The next week will be the most important of you life.

Nearest means 'the closest to something or someone in distance'.

  • Pass me the sugar. You're the nearest.
  • This stop is the nearest to the airport.

 

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