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Old 2019-03-06, 15:02   #5
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
The "next" is needed to be absolutely specific that it is not any Tuesday, but a specific one. Lawyers be like that you know.
Yes, they be. The fact that "The" is a definite (rather than an indefinite) article doesn't mean -- at least, not in a legally binding sense -- that it specifies the first Tuesday after" or the Tuesday next after November 1.

In fairness to lawyers, though, the insistence on what would seem to most people to be an unnecessary degree of specificity, almost certainly means that it actually is necessary.

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