Let’s imagine it’s currently Wednesday the 1st. Does “next Saturday” mean Saturday the 4th (the next Saturday to occur) or Saturday the 11th (the Saturday of next week)?

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      4 months ago

      Only if the rest of the sentence matches the tense to make that clear.

      I went to a movie this Saturday

      This one is yesterday. But I personally would just say “I went to a movie Saturday” and drop the “this” entirely in that case.

      I’m going to a movie this Saturday

      This one refers to the upcoming Saturday.

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        14 months ago

        If its in the past, it is “this past Saturday” or “last Saturday” (assuming its not Sunday and you are just saying yesterday).

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      14 months ago

      No. This week is a rolling 7 days from the day you are on. “This $day” indicates the day that falls in “this week”. You can use yesterday on sunday or “this past Saturday” to indicate the saturday that fell the previous 7 days.