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    #1

    hire/rent

    Could someone please correct these sentences?

    1. We would like to hire/rent one X truck for 5 days. Could you please tell us the minimum charge for hiring the same?

    *** Does it convey the same meaning if I replace hire with rent? ***

    2. What is the rental charge for that truck?

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    Muktha.

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    Exclamation Re: hire/rent

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Could someone please correct these sentences?

    1. We would like to hire(/rent) one X truck for 5 days. Could you please tell us the minimum charge for hiring the same?

    *** Does it convey the same meaning if I replace hire with rent? ***

    2. What is the rental charge for that truck?

    Regards,
    Muktha.
    Both sentences are correct if you delete 'rent' as it would change the meaning in the present sentence structure as a verb. To rent means to give on hire. You can say: We would like to take one X truck on rent/hire for 5 days. (here both used as nouns)

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    Re: hire/rent

    In Canadian English, and I believe in American English, to use the word hire, generally means with a driver.

    Rent means that you get the vehicle only.

    I am not a teacher.

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