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I wonder if there should be a the in front of week in "the end of next week". Context:

I will give you updates on how things work out by the end of next week.

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closed as not a real question by MετάEd, tchrist, Mahnax, Kris, Hugo Nov 24 '12 at 11:08

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There's insufficient context to answer this question. Please provide a complete sentence, or maybe even three, that establish a context. Both phrases are grammatical and possible, but they'd be used in different contexts. –  user21497 Nov 24 '12 at 2:47
    
Both are correct, depending on what you mean to say. The question has no substance the way it stands now. –  Kris Nov 24 '12 at 4:28
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While I agree that this is a very basic question, I don't think it deserves to be closed. Both Kris and I have made the same two points: two different meanings & insufficient context. @Tim: Please edit the Q to give it a context. –  user21497 Nov 24 '12 at 5:18
    
@BillFranke: Edited... ... –  Tim Nov 24 '12 at 13:21

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The current week began on Monday 19 November. Any reference to the end of the week that begins on Monday 26 November would be to the end of next week. Any reference to any other week would normally be to the end of the following week. I’m not sure that the end of the next week is ever needed, but, as always, I should be interested to hear of counter-examples.

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Both "The end of next week" and "the end of the next week" are right, it's depending upon you what you mean to say.

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