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What does "on Tuesday next" mean?



 
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What does "on Tuesday next" mean? #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:51 am   What does "on Tuesday next" mean?
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #118 "Passive Tense Forms", question 8

That ceremony ......... enacted on Tuesday next.

(a) has been
(b) is
(c) is being
(d) have

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #118 "Passive Tense Forms", answer 8

That ceremony is being enacted on Tuesday next.

Correct answer: (c) is being

Your answer was: incorrect
That ceremony have enacted on Tuesday next.
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Tuesday next #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:48 am   Tuesday next
 

Hi zainab,

Glad you like the site. Tuesday next is simply a variation on next Tuesday - both mean the same.

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Why not "is" instead of "is being" #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:47 am   Why not "is" instead of "is being"
 

I thought that when we have to express some schedule we use the present simple tense.
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Tense #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:39 am   Tense
 

Hi ljiljan,

The use here of the present continuous passive is because that tense can also have a future sense.

Let's look at an example in the active (not passive) voice:

They are enacting the ceremony next Tuesday

I've used the Present Continuous here to indicate a future event - they are going to enact.

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What does "on Tuesday next" mean? #5 (permalink) Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:07 am   What does "on Tuesday next" mean?
 

Thanks Alan.
I understand what you mean. But, is it correct to say: "The ceremony is enacted on Tuesday next.", because it is something that will take place, happen, and we cannot influence it in any way?

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Tense #6 (permalink) Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:20 am   Tense
 

HI,

Yes, that's perfectly possible. As you say, you can also look on it as a fixed event.

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What does "on Tuesday next" mean? #7 (permalink) Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:40 am   What does "on Tuesday next" mean?
 

Hello,

Quote:
The use here of the present continuous passive is because that tense can also have a future sense.

Alan

Quote:
I understand what you mean. But, is it correct to say: "The ceremony is enacted on Tuesday next.", because it is something that will take place, happen, and we cannot influence it in any way?

Ljiljan

Yes, that's perfectly possible. As you say, you can also look on it as a fixed event.

Alan

After studying the conversation between Alan and Ljilian, I conclude that both the Present continuous passive and the Present simple passive are suitable in this test sentence. Even Alan replied that the Present simple passive is perfectly possible. Thus, both answers (b) and (c) are correct. Could you please look into the matter?

Thank you.

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