Why is prochain sometimes used before and sometimes after the noun?

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Why is prochain sometimes used before and sometimes after the noun?

Hi Kwizig Team, 

Can you tell me why prochain is sometimes used before the noun as in la prochaine fois and sometimes after the noun as in lundi prochai.  Is there any difference in meaning (as in dernier)/

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Certain adjectives change meaning when used before or after a noun. Here is a list:
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/movable-adjectives/

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

La semaine prochaine   >  next week expressing time.                 (Concrete / descriptive meaning)

La prochaine semaine   > following week in a series of weeks.    (Abstract meaning)

Why is prochain sometimes used before and sometimes after the noun?

Hi Kwizig Team, 

Can you tell me why prochain is sometimes used before the noun as in la prochaine fois and sometimes after the noun as in lundi prochai.  Is there any difference in meaning (as in dernier)/

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