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    Rent vs rental

    Dear teachers

    I am confused with the usage between "rent" and "rental". Say, should I say the rental is rising, or the rent is rising?

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    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Rent vs rental

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear teachers

    I am confused with the usage between "rent" and "rental". Say, should I say the rental is rising, or the rent is rising?

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Regards

    Anthony the learner
    The most natural for me would be:

    The rent is rising.
    The rental price/cost is rising.

    That's because I generally treat "rental" as an adjective. However, it is also a noun which simply means the amount of money received as rent, so I guess you can say "The rental is rising". To me, though, that sounds wrong.

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    Re: Rent vs rental

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I generally treat "rental" as an adjective. However, it is also a noun which simply means the amount of money received as rent, so I guess you can say "The rental is rising". To me, though, that sounds wrong.
    ^ I agree with this 100%. I don't think we use "rental" as a noun meaning "the amount of money received as rent" in BrE very much at all.

    We do refer to things like "line rental" and "car rental" though.

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    Re: Rent vs rental

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The most natural for me would be:

    The rent is rising.
    The rental price/cost is rising.

    That's because I generally treat "rental" as an adjective. However, it is also a noun which simply means the amount of money received as rent, so I guess you can say "The rental is rising". To me, though, that sounds wrong.
    "Rental" isn't used like that in AmE.

    It is used as an adjective, like "rental car."

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