David Recine

Magoosh Comics: Common Mistakes with Next, This, and Last

Many of my students tell me that they find English to be very time conscious—full of grammar and vocabulary that deals with time in some way or another.

I agree—English has many rules for how to describe time. This is true not only of English verb tenses, but also with other aspects of the language, such as the adjectives we use to describe weekdays. In my last post about weekday adjectives, I gave detailed descriptions of the use and meaning of next, this, and last as weekday descriptors. The comic strip below is designed to help you memorize the basic rules of these words, and understand common mistakes.

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  • David Recine

    David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he’s helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. David has a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master’s Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he’s presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences. David has taught K-12 ESL in South Korea as well as undergraduate English and MBA-level business English at American universities. He has also trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru. Come join David and the Magoosh team on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, or connect with him via LinkedIn!

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