Is there any preposition before "next week"? Is it "I would send you the proposal next Monday", or "...on next Monday"?

  • Next is a bit of a slippery word. I suppose it's functioning as an adjective here, but it can be an adverb (to come next), and sometimes it's a preposition itself. So I don't think we'd want to add a second preposition, given that in speech many people wouldn't actually bother with either. "I'll do it Monday". Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 4:55
  • I would be surprised to hear I'll do it Monday on this side of the Atlantic. @FumbleFingers.
    – TRiG
    Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 12:14
  • @TRiG: Your profile doesn't give location, but presumably it's Eire, so geographically if not linguistically we're on the same side. I'm surprised do it Monday sounds odd to you - even though it's more a spoken form, that's plenty of occurences committed to print. Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 14:17
  • @FumbleFingers. Yes. Ireland. Midlands. Somehow, the phrasing with no preposition sounds American to me. Perhaps I'm wrong. It's been known to happen before.
    – TRiG
    Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 16:45
  • @TRiG: I can't say it seems particularly American to me. Do it Monday doesn't occur often enough to contrast any US/UK difference in NGram, but come {on} Monday is more common, and I see no evidence that Brits are any less likely than Americans to drop "on" there. Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 17:02

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If you're asking the specific question regarding the preposition 'on', as to whether 'on next Monday' is valid, then I would say no it isn't, you would never say 'on next Monday'. You would always say 'I will send you the proposal next Monday'. Alternatively you could say 'I will send you the proposal on Monday'.

Otherwise the question is quite open-ended as usage would vary depending on the preposition in question. Taking the preposition 'for', you could say something like 'Will you be ready next week?' and it would be valid to add the preposition as in 'Are you ready for next week'.


You can do something on Monday or next Monday or every Monday.

  • Is there a difference? Can we use the same way in other contexts? And, can we not do sth. Monday? Any why's or why-nots?
    – Kris
    Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 12:46

I found a good reference here


You don't use 'on' when there is a 'next'.


As far as I can see the question, the answer is no. There is no preposition with next/last: "next Monday", "next week". For reference one can look at this page.


We cant use more than one prepositions at same time. then it is better to use no Monday or next Monday in a sentence.

  • Hello, suresh. 'Next' must be classed as a determiner (sequencing) here, if it must be classed at all. It's better to treat 'next Monday' etc as being a fixed multi-word temporal adverbial. Though 'Monday next' is a legitimate variant. Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 9:19

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