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    #1

    How much is your rent?

    Are the following sentences acceptable?

    a) How much is your rent?
    b) How high is your rent?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: How much is your rent?

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: How much is your rent?

    They are both correct, but the implication is different.

    The first is a simple request for information.
    The second comes from a person who thinks that rents in general or yours in specific is too high.

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    #4

    Re: How much is your rent?

    That's interesting. So a bank adviser taking a customer's details would definitely not use b)? Is "What is your rent?" more appropriate than a) or the same?

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    Re: How much is your rent?

    In a general enquiry about financial expediture "How much is your rent?" or "How much rent do you pay?" would seem the most likely to me.

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    #6

    Re: How much is your rent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Julie17 View Post
    So a bank adviser taking a customer's details would definitely not use b)?
    It's not a natural question for this context.

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    #7

    Re: How much is your rent?

    That's right. It would be if the bank representative was a loan officer or financial adviser.


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    Re: How much is your rent?

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    That's right. It would be if the bank representative was a loan officer or financial adviser.


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    Do I understand you correctly that when the customer is applying for a loan, the question might be b) "How high is your rent?"? Isn't that in opposition to what MikeNewYork said?

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    #9

    Re: How much is your rent?

    "How much do you pay?" or "What is your rent?" are also possibilities. (As far as I can tell, nobody is in disagreement with anybody.)


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    Re: How much is your rent?

    "The second comes from a person who thinks that rents in general or yours in specific is too high." That's what MikeNewYork said about "How high is your rent?"

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