Vorig or Afgelopen?

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An adjective says something about a noun or person: E.g. "the beautiful story" or "She is happy".
An adverb says something about a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause: "You did that well", "That is really nice."
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Vorig or Afgelopen?

Post by rhino514 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:27 pm

I seem to remember vorig is not acceptable in certain cases where afgelopen is.
Can anyone tell me if both or one are valid for the following? Any differentiation that can be made between the two when used in this way?

zomer
jaar
maand
week
winter
herfst

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Re: Vorig or Afgelopen?

Post by hi no iri » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:48 pm

from taaladvies:
http://taaladvies.net/taal/advies/vraag/29/
Nee, afgelopen kun je alleen gebruiken tegen het einde van de desbetreffende periode, terwijl verleden en vorig beide betrekking hebben op de daaraan voorafgaande periode. Als je bijvoorbeeld op vrijdag spreekt over de afgelopen week, bedoel je maandag tot vrijdag van de (bijna) verstreken week. Als je op diezelfde dag spreekt over de vorige week, heeft je uitspraak betrekking op de week die liep tot en met laatstleden zondag.
So there is a difference.

For example if you say "afgelopen week" on friday, you mean the week that has almost passed (but not yet) : from monday till friday

If you say "vorige week" on that friday you mean the week before that.

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Re: Vorig or Afgelopen?

Post by rhino514 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:40 pm

aaaaah, that´s the difference. Had forgotten. Thanks alot!

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