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    #1

    I want to rent

    1) I want to rent a flat.
    I want a flat on rent.

    2) From where can I get a bus to CP.
    From where will I get a bus to CP.

    Do both sentences in each pair convey the same meaning? If not, what is the difference.

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    #2

    Re: I want to rent

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    2) From where can I get a bus to CP.
    From where will I get a bus to CP.
    No, the verbs 'can' and 'will' have their usual meanings here, and convey those meanings to the sentence.
    It's possible that you could use either of those sentences and the hearer would understand that you want to know where to get a bus to CP, but they don't mean the same thing intrinsically.

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    #3

    Re: I want to rent

    The second pair are questions which require "?".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

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    I think a comma is missing after 'questions' above because it is followed by a non-defining clause, but I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: I want to rent

    For me, the second sentence in #1 is incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: I want to rent

    I think it would be correct if 'on' was replaced with 'for', but I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: I want to rent

    I agree.

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