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Should I use “this” or “next” in a question about time? [duplicate]

My son asked me this question: Today is June 12. Tom will play a video game on _ Sunday (which is June 15). And the choice is either "this" or "next." So which one should it be?
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Conventions for dates spoken without year

Today is April 4th, 2013. What is meant when someone says "May 1st"? I would assume its May 1, 2013. And "last May 1st" as May 1, 2012. As for "next May 1st", I would assume "next" is a redundancy ...
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What does 'next Monday' mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which day does “next Tuesday” refer to? Meaning of “last/this/next Monday” Scenario: You get a phone call on Wednesday, saying "you have to report to X next ...
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“This month” vs. “next month” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which day does “next Tuesday” refer to? If it is November, how do you refer to the upcoming July? Is it "this July" or "next July"?
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Are 'next Friday' and 'this Friday' the same? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which day does “next Tuesday” refer to? To me, they both mean the same thing, the upcoming Friday, but I know people who say that 'next Friday' is the one ...
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Meaning of “last/this/next Monday” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which day does “next Tuesday” refer to? Suppose today is Tuesday. What do last Monday, this Monday and next Monday mean?
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Why do people say “next Tuesday” for the Tuesday falling in the same week? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which day does “next Tuesday” refer to? How did “next day” come to mean “day of next week”? My employer told me on Monday that ...
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“Next Friday” vs. “This Friday” [duplicate]

Duplicate: What day is next Tuesday? I have always considered next Friday to be not this coming Friday, but the one after. This Friday is the Friday at the end of this week. I have a ...
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Is “this Monday” or “next Monday” the correct way to refer to the very next Monday in the future? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What day is next Tuesday? When I refer to the very next Monday that will occur in the future, I say "next Monday". Some colleagues refer to it as "this Monday", with ...
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Which day does “next Tuesday” refer to?

At what point does next Tuesday mean the next Tuesday that will come to pass and no longer the Tuesday after the Tuesday that will come to pass? And, when does the meaning switch back? ...