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    Car rental VS. Car rent

    Car rental VS. Car rent

    I still think that rental and rent as a noun are interchangeable for the same meaning in the phrases. What do you experts think? Or do you have good examples where they are interchangeable for the same meaning?

    Thank you so much as usual.




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    Re: Car rental VS. Car rent

    No, they are not. "Rental" is the noun form of the activity of hiring something on a temporary basis for money. "Rent" is the money paid.

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    Re: Car rental VS. Car rent

    Thank you and then what do these mean?

    rent‧al
    1 [countable usually singular, uncountable] the money that you pay to use a car, television, or other machine over a period of timecar/television/telephone etc rentalThe price includes accommodation and car rental.

    Video rental is usually 3.

    rent
    1 [uncountable and countable] the money that someone pays regularly to use a room, house etc that belongs to someone else:I pay the rent at the beginning of every month.
    high/low/reasonable etc rentShop rents are extremely high.

    rent ofan annual rent of 8,000



    2 [uncountable and countable] especially American English an amount of money that you pay to use a car, boat etc that belongs to someone else:The rent was only $20 an hour.

    I think in the end they intend to mean the same. What do you think?


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    Re: Car rental VS. Car rent

    I have already told you.

    Your very first definition is wrong. The example sentence given does not match the definition. The "rental" is the activity, the "rent" is the money paid.

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    Re: Car rental VS. Car rent

    rental

    NOUN

    1 (also rent especially in North American English) [uncountable, countable, usually singular]the amount of money that you pay to use something for a particular period of timeTelephone charges include line rental.

    2
    [uncountable]the act of renting something or an arrangement to rent something the world's largest car rental company DVD rental(especially North American English) a rental car a minimum rental period of three months compare hire

    3
    [countable] (especially North American English)a house, car, or piece of equipment that you can rent‘Is this your own car?’ ‘No, it's a rental.’


    Thank you so much and if you do not mind, could you elaborate on the first definition? I think according to the first definition by Oxford dictionary, some native English speakers, especially Americans use the two words interchangeably? What do you think? Or should I just ignore the first definition?

    And if we considered the first definition correct, could we not consider they mean the same?

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    Re: Car rental VS. Car rent

    Just accept Soothing Dave's reply.

    The matter is hardly worth spending any more time on.

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    Re: Car rental VS. Car rent

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;

    I think the context will rule out any ambiguity.
    Let's have a look at some examples: (BNC)

    So property and he could rent, and the rental income then could [...]
    [...] aimed to free up the rental market by abolishing rent controls.
    The turnover rent for a rental year shall be:
    terms of leases i.e. length, rental per annum, rent reviews and uniform business rate
    should require the Inns not to charge a rental exceeding the open market rent

    regarding car rent and car rental:


    Mark and Babur head off to find a car rental place.
    The trip includes airfare, accommodation, car rental and admission tickets
    They can cover the cost of car rental while your car is out of action
    Car Rental is available on either a limited or unlimited mileage basis

    as for BNC I didn't manage to find any phrases containing "car rent"
    You could also have another look at the usage notes under rent in Oxford dictionary (at very bottom)

    cheers;

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