How to address today and the following 9 days

Would you think “the next 10 days” includes today?

If not, would there be a clearer way to put it, to refer to today and the following 9 days?

Answer

You actually already expressed it—twice—in your question.

Consider the singular case:

I’ll do it the next day.

It’s a relative term. It doesn’t mean today—or the specific day previously referenced in a discussion. It means the day following.

Similarly, the next X days means the plural number of days following.

If you wake up in the morning and want to express something that will happen over a 10-day period, including today, you would say:

I’ll be working on it today and the next 9 days.

There is no simpler phrasing that I can think of.


Note that there might be some ambiguity over the use of the word next.

If, at 6:00 p.m., you say the next 10 days, it’s likely that you mean tomorrow and the next 9 days. Most people wouldn’t bother specifying tomorrow in that case.

But if there’s room for misinterpretation, it’s always good to be explicit.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Min Andy Choi , Answer Author : Jason Bassford

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