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Last, nursing

"Last May" was in...

2011
32(46.4%)
2012
37(53.6%)

"Nursing a (healthy) baby" refers to...

Looking after a baby, whether cuddling or feeding them.
19(21.8%)
Feeding a baby, by whatever means.
11(12.6%)
Breastfeeding a baby.
57(65.5%)

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sollersuk
Aug. 24th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
If "last May" means May in 2011, what on earth does one call May in 2012? I'd use "this May" during the month of May but not later, and can't think of any alternative.
whatifoundthere
Aug. 24th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
I would say "this past May" or, if there's a past tense verb in the sentence already, just "May". "I graduated in May and now I'm a credentialed ninja" can only mean May of 2012 in my dialect.

I didn't answer the poll because "last May" is EXTREMELY ambiguous in a sentence spoken in August, and I would want to clarify with an extra word or two ("May of last year" etc.).