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Which one of the following is correct if the writer intends to say a week after next week?

  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in the next two weeks.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach next two weeks.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in the coming next two weeks.
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Still not clear. Did they intend to go for a week IN two week's time, or for two weeks in a week's time or just go ONCE in two week's time? –  mplungjan Feb 22 '12 at 12:26
    
The writer intends to say - They decided to go to the beach next next week. Like now is 22/ Feb, they want to go on two weeks from now. –  Part Timer Feb 22 '12 at 13:22
    
Why is my question closed? I am asking something related to grammar rite? Please advice –  Part Timer Feb 22 '12 at 14:04
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In two weeks time, the week after next, two weeks from now. - I agree, I also do not understand why this was closed. –  mplungjan Feb 22 '12 at 14:06
    
Me neither. This question isn't off-topic. ... What about: in two weeks from now –  Em1 Feb 22 '12 at 15:00
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"My friend and I decided to go to the beach in the next two weeks." This is a grammatical sentence, but it means that my friend and I decided to go to the beach some time during the next two weeks. If you want to refer to the week after next, then you should say "My friend and I decided to go to the beach the week after next".

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+1 Ha! Your analysis seems to have got a point a missed there. –  Kris Feb 22 '12 at 12:27
    
I find that "My friend and I decided to go to the beach the week after next" suit the writer's intention. –  Part Timer Feb 22 '12 at 13:22
    
Kris: What do you mean in your comment? –  Part Timer Feb 22 '12 at 13:23
    
"Ha! Your analysis seems to have got a point I missed there." That should set right the typo. Upvoted. –  Kris Feb 22 '12 at 14:16
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Promoting a comment to an answer:

Are your friends planning a single trip to the beach or plan to spend one week or two weeks beginning in 14 days?

In the mean time I would suggest any of these:

We have decided to go to the beach

  • in two weeks time - trip starts in approximately 14 days and can be 1 day
  • two weeks from now - trip starts on this weekday 14 days from now and can be 1 day
  • the week after next - trip starts in 8-14 days and sounds to me it will last a week
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Hi mplungjan. Sorry, the writer's intention aren't the 3 you have listed. He wants to say - They planned to go to the beach on 8 of March (considering today is 23 Feb). Please advice –  Part Timer Feb 23 '12 at 7:22
    
That would be the second, two weeks from now –  mplungjan Feb 23 '12 at 7:37
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This answer accepts, corrects and expands on the others. Here is a fuller list of correct ways to say it:

  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach the week after next.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in two weeks' time. (An apostrophe is required here, though often people forget it.)
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach two weeks from now.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in two weeks.
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