Phrasal-Adverbs – Letter T

–  Phrasal-Adverbs – Letter T  


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  • (to be) Neither Here Nor There – This an Idiomatic Adjectival and Adverbial Phrase which is used when a person is speaking but makes reference to something which is not necessarily realted to the main point that the person is making – and it used as a way of getting back to the main point by saying:

“What I just said is not completely relevant to what I am endeavoring to express so I will get back to my main point.”

For example:  If a person where making some point about a lesson that he or she learned from his or her grandparent, but then while trying to make a point got sidetracked and started talking about the beautiful garden at the grandparents’ house (which had nothing to do with the main point) – he or she could then stop and say…

“…and it was such a lovely garden.  But that is neither here nor there.  The important thing that I learned was…”


  • This Time Next Month… – This is an adverbial phrase of time (obviously) which is not usually referring to an exact time.  So if it were the first Tuesday of the month and someone said, “So, what will you be doing *this time next month*?”  –  That could mean: specifically on the first Tuesday of the next month, specifically on the same date of the next month, sometime in the first week of the next month, or any time at the beginning of the next month.

  • This Time Next Week… – This is an adverbial phrase of time (obviously) which is not usually referring to an exact time.  So if it were 3:00pm on a Tuesday afternoon when someone said, “So, what will you be doing *this time next week*?”  –  That could mean: specifically at 3:00pm on the next Tuesday, sometime in the afternoon on the next Tuesday, any time on the next Tuesday, or any time between Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.

  • This Time Next Year… – This is an adverbial phrase of time (obviously) which is not usually referring to an exact time.  So if it were the second week of June and someone said, “So, what will you be doing *this time next year*?”  –  That could mean: specifically in the second week of June month, sometime in the middle of June in next year, sometime in the end of the Spring of the next year, or any time between the end of May and the beginning of July.

  • This Time Tomorrow… – This is an adverbial phrase of time (obviously) which is not usually referring to an exact time.  So if it were 4:20pm on any day of the week, and someone said, “So, what will you be doing *this time tomorrow*?”  –  That could mean: specifically at 4:20 on the next day, sometime in the late afternoon on the next day, or any time between approx. 3:30pm and 5:30pm on the next day.

–  ( Phrasal-Adverbs – Letter T )  –

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