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#113914 - 10/20/03 10:25 PM A lasting impression
Jackie Offline
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I have heard Britspeakers say Sunday last, for ex., where I would say last Sunday. Do you-all also say week last, or month last, or year last?


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#113915 - 10/20/03 11:48 PM Re: A lasting impression
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#113916 - 10/21/03 12:33 AM Re: A lasting impression
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I occasionally use [Day-of-the-week] last when I'm speaking overly formally, or trying to make it very clear exactly to when I am referring. I've never heard the other variations, though I imagine [month] last could be used at a stretch.


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#113917 - 10/21/03 02:13 AM Re: A lasting impression
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*seems to him that just Friday last he had referred to something last month, but then realized he bungled and really meant yesteryear*

uhm... what was the question again?


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#113918 - 10/21/03 04:58 AM Re: A lasting impression
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trying to make it very clear exactly to when I am referring

Don't tell me, I want to roll it around for a while to try to figure out how Friday last is clearer than last Friday.

But hold that thought; I may have a few questions for you in just a bit.


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#113919 - 10/21/03 07:35 AM Re: A lasting impression
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Tuesday-last or Tuesday-gone, a common enough expression round these parts.
today is Tuesday
seven days ago was Tuesday-last or Tuesday-gone
in seven days it will be Tuesday-next or Tuesday-coming

**edit**
on reflection, if it was Monday you would say Tuesday-coming for the next day and Tuesday-next for Tuesday next week.


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#113920 - 10/21/03 07:39 AM Re: A lasting impression
Faldage Offline
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OK. A question: Assuming it's Saturday; is Friday last yesterday? How bout last Friday?

OK, that's two questions, or either you could interpret it as one two-part question.


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#113921 - 10/21/03 07:44 AM Re: A lasting impression
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Assuming it's Saturday; is Friday last yesterday? How bout last Friday?
last Friday= yesterday **edit** no, actually, nobody says last Friday meaning yesterday, you just say yesterday
Friday last=Friday last week


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#113922 - 10/21/03 07:50 AM Re: A lasting impression
Faldage Offline
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So last Friday and Friday last mean the same thing in this limiting condition?


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#113923 - 10/21/03 08:25 AM Re: A lasting impression
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I feel there must be a difference but I'm damned if I can figure out what it is. Come on UKns, help us out.


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