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By | September 30, 2016
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Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.
La politica è la capacità di prevedere cosa accadrà domani, la settimana prossima, il mese prossimo e l’anno prossimo. E avere la capacità di spiegare dopo perché non è accaduto.
- Winston Churchill
✓ It’s our fiftieth anniversary next year.
✗ It’s our fiftieth anniversary *the* next year.
E’ il nostro cinquantesimo anniversario l’anno prossimo.
The week after the current week is next week (not *the* next week), the month after the current month is next month (not *the* next month), and so on.
✓ See you next week.
✗ See you *the* next week.
Ci vediamo la settimana prossima.
Next year will be a critical year for the economy.
*The* next year will be a critical year for the economy.
Il prossimo anno sarà un anno cruciale per l’economia.
The week after another week in the future (for example after next week) is the next week:
Sorry, I’m away on Friday next week. Can we make it Friday the next week? (= the week after next week)
Mi dispiace, sono via venerdì della prossima settimana. Possiamo fare venerdì della settimana dopo?

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