​Jeudi, elle a un rendez-vous. -Tu veux dire ce jeudi ou ________ ?

Ron

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24 June 2017

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​Jeudi, elle a un rendez-vous. -Tu veux dire ce jeudi ou ________ ?

On Thursday, she's got a date. -You mean this Thursday or the following Thursday? In this question on the exam, it appears that both «le jeudi d'après» and «le jeudi prochain» would be correct given the phrasing of the question; however, my response was marked as incorrect. Please explain the reason that «le jeudi prochain» would be incorrect in this example as I am unable to comprehend that. Merci, Ron

yellamaraju

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24 June 2017

24/06/17

I think "le jeudi prochain" means 'next Thursday' and "le jeudi d'après" means 'following Thursday'. Since the question is 'following Thursday' the answer "le jeudi après" appears to be appropriate in the above context. Ron, I may be subjected to correction as this is my understanding as learner.

Ron

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24 June 2017

24/06/17

Merci, Pas de problème. The way I read the question; however, is this. Assumption that the day of discussion is Wednesday (mercredi) «tu veux me dire ce jeudi (i.e. tomorrow) ou «le jeudi prochain» i.e. the following Thursday. Either way, to me both would be correct including «le jeudi suivant». But this would only hold if the discussion was one to two days prior to «ce jeudi». It seems to be contextual, i.e. depends on the context of the time and place of the discussion relative to which «jeudi». Bonne chance et merci encore.

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