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    Hello,
    We are two Danish girls who are writing an English paper. Is it possible to write "Apartments for rent for a longer period" or should it be "Apartments for rent for a longer period of time"? Hope you can help.

    Yours sincerely,
    Trine and Christine

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    Apartments for long-term lease/rent
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    I would say, for example:

    I am renting the apartment for a longer time.
    (In British English an apartment is a flat.)


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    Iwas looking at it as a phrase for an advert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Iwas looking at it as a phrase for an advert.
    Undoubtedly. "Apartments for rent for a longer period of time" is, however, a phrase that is totally foreign to me. I am used to seeing only "Apartments for rent (or lease)". It would be nice if our question posers could provide a more detailed explanation of what they are looking for.


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