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    Car rental or car rent?

    Hello,

    my name is Tomas and I come from the Czech Republic. I am currently working at a language school where I am supposed to make an English course which should be specialized for car rental companies. I have done it all and I have one last issue. I have to make a front-page where I should include the name of the course. Now I don't know what sounds better in English:

    a) Car rental English
    b) English for car rental

    I don't know what is correct or at least sounds better. If you might have any better ideas how to call it, please let me know.

    Thank you

    Tomas

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    Re: Car rental or car rent?

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Hello,

    my name is Tomas and I come from the Czech Republic. I am currently working at a language school where I am supposed to make an English course which should be specialized for car rental companies. I have done it all and I have one last issue. I have to make a front-page where I should include the name of the course. Now I don't know what sounds better in English:

    a) Car rental English
    b) English for car rental

    I don't know what is correct or at least sounds better. If you might have any better ideas how to call it, please let me know.

    Thank you

    Tomas
    Neither a teacher nor a native speaker

    I'd rather say: An English Course in Car Rental

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    Re: Car rental or car rent?

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Hello,

    my name is Tomas and I come from the Czech Republic. I am currently working at a language school where I am supposed to make an English course which should be specialized for car rental companies. I have done it all and I have one last issue. I have to make a front-page where I should include the name of the course. Now I don't know what sounds better in English:

    a) Car rental English
    b) English for car rental

    I don't know what is correct or at least sounds better. If you might have any better ideas how to call it, please let me know.

    Thank you

    Tomas
    Perhaps: "English for Car Rental businesses".


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    Re: Car rental or car rent?

    Thank you for your replies. What do you think about "English for Car Rental Companies" (inspired by bhaisahab)

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    Re: Car rental or car rent?

    Would it not depend on whether it is supposed to be AmE or BrE?

    My British guests seem to refer to a car rental agency as a "Car Hire Agency"

    In Canada they are classed in the telephone directories as "Automobile rental agencies/companies."

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    Re: Car rental or car rent?

    You see both hire and rent used with cars. I think I'd probably use car hire as the noun and rent a car as the verb. (British English speaker)

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    Re: Car rental or car rent?

    English for Car Rental Personnels/Professionals (the target group of people rather than the companies or businesses)

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