Is there a word or phrase (in particular) that exactly give the meaning of the page coming after the next page.

For instance, I am reading a book at page 203, but someone suggests me to read the page 205 which comes after 204 [the next page]. Here, what phrase or a word can be used for the page 205 after the next page.

I by my observation found the following phrase to define this: second next page. As we say second last (usually to mean before the last). But unfortunately, no google search results shows this phrase: neither here nor here.
The following picture might help what I am asking over here: Picture of page numbers The example sentence to consider:

He suggested me to read a [page that comes after the next one].

  • I would not use "second last" in this context. It sounds like it should mean penultimate. "Page before last" is better.
    – user323578
    Apr 23, 2019 at 13:15

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"The page after next" works.

Printed examples that refer to something two pages later:

In the sidebar on the page after next, Bill Pearson, longtime comics writer, artist, and editor, reminisces about Reed Crandall and his art.

The first model output in the page after next has as the input Halo Active GRPs and prompted advertisement recall of Halo Active.

A more detailed analysis of service retirement benefits begun this year is given on the page after next.


"The next page but one". This is certainly idiomatic and would be understood.

  • I recognize the idiom from reading. However, As an American speaker I have to think about this one pretty hard. It makes sense once I realize that "but" means "except," i.e. "next page except for one" that comes between. Apr 23, 2019 at 14:00

"Next but one"? Perhaps it might be an option local to the UK, or maybe even more regional than that, but it's certainly a phrase I'd naturally use. So for your example:

He suggested to me to read the next but one page

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    Welcome to EL&U. I would also use 'next but one' but would tend to form the sentence differently, more like "He suggested that I read the next but one page." I would also use "...next page but one." I'm afraid that I find the use of "to read" in your sentence quite clumsy.
    – BoldBen
    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:53
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    Or "the page after next"
    – user323578
    Apr 23, 2019 at 13:14

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