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Post by DavidDe »

Last week my friend said "I'll come to see you tomorrow."

I want to report to the listener what my friend said:
Last week he told me that he would come to see me next day.

My question is that if the usage/grammar of "next day" is correct in the given reported speech?

Then I would like to know the adjective "next" is used in which of its senses given by the "online" Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD)?

The first sense of the adjective "next" is:
= (usually with the) coming straight after somebody/something in time, order or space

The second sense of the adjective "next" is:
= (used without the) next Monday, week, summer, year, etc. the Monday, week, etc. immediately following

Thank you for your careful consideration in advance.

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries. ... t_1?q=next
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Re: next day

Post by Alan »

Strictly speaking, it should read 'the next day', but colloquially the article is often omitted in such cases.