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Which one of the following is correct if the writer intends to say a week after next week?

  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in the next two weeks.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach next two weeks.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in the coming next two weeks.
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  • Still not clear. Did they intend to go for a week IN two week's time, or for two weeks in a week's time or just go ONCE in two week's time?
    – mplungjan
    Feb 22, 2012 at 12:26
  • The writer intends to say - They decided to go to the beach next next week. Like now is 22/ Feb, they want to go on two weeks from now.
    – Part Timer
    Feb 22, 2012 at 13:22
  • Why is my question closed? I am asking something related to grammar rite? Please advice
    – Part Timer
    Feb 22, 2012 at 14:04
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    In two weeks time, the week after next, two weeks from now. - I agree, I also do not understand why this was closed.
    – mplungjan
    Feb 22, 2012 at 14:06
  • Me neither. This question isn't off-topic. ... What about: in two weeks from now
    – Em1
    Feb 22, 2012 at 15:00

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Promoting a comment to an answer:

Are your friends planning a single trip to the beach or plan to spend one week or two weeks beginning in 14 days?

In the mean time I would suggest any of these:

We have decided to go to the beach

  • in two weeks' time - trip starts in approximately 14 days and can be 1 day
  • two weeks from now - trip starts on this weekday 14 days from now and can be 1 day
  • the week after next - trip starts in 8-14 days and sounds to me it will last a week
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  • Hi mplungjan. Sorry, the writer's intention aren't the 3 you have listed. He wants to say - They planned to go to the beach on 8 of March (considering today is 23 Feb). Please advice
    – Part Timer
    Feb 23, 2012 at 7:22
  • That would be the second, two weeks from now
    – mplungjan
    Feb 23, 2012 at 7:37
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"My friend and I decided to go to the beach in the next two weeks." This is a grammatical sentence, but it means that my friend and I decided to go to the beach some time during the next two weeks. If you want to refer to the week after next, then you should say "My friend and I decided to go to the beach the week after next".

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  • +1 Ha! Your analysis seems to have got a point a missed there.
    – Kris
    Feb 22, 2012 at 12:27
  • I find that "My friend and I decided to go to the beach the week after next" suit the writer's intention.
    – Part Timer
    Feb 22, 2012 at 13:22
  • Kris: What do you mean in your comment?
    – Part Timer
    Feb 22, 2012 at 13:23
  • "Ha! Your analysis seems to have got a point I missed there." That should set right the typo. Upvoted.
    – Kris
    Feb 22, 2012 at 14:16
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This answer accepts, corrects and expands on the others. Here is a fuller list of correct ways to say it:

  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach the week after next.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in two weeks' time. (An apostrophe is required here, though often people forget it.)
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach two weeks from now.
  • My friend and I decided to go to the beach in two weeks.

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