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I have just received an e-mail where a friend of mine (unlike me, a native English speaker) used the phrase "till the next of the week". How common is this? I have been using English as the primary language for study and work for many years but this is the first time I have seen this. Usually, I look collocations up either in Oxford Collocations Dictionary or LDOCE/OALD, but this time there's nothing. The very structure of this phrase implies that the word "next" is used here as a noun, just like some word after it was omitted for brevity or any other reason (for the next [part] of the week). Other than that, I don't quite understand the collocation except that it is evidently synonymous with "a new job till next week".

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    I've never encountered this phrase. Sounds like a simple mistake to me. – Max Williams Sep 19 '17 at 16:15
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    Yes, it appears to be a mistake. Sometimes my cursor will move on its own if my mouse drifts, and I wind up typing words in the wrong spot. – Mark Hubbard Sep 19 '17 at 16:24
  • Good to hear that. That was my first impression too, but then I googled and found this and some other links where the phrase is used, which made me start an investigation :) Thank you for clarification! – Don Draper Sep 19 '17 at 16:34
  • That link makes no more sense than your original. Both simply appear to be mistakes. – Robbie Goodwin Sep 20 '17 at 22:17

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