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    #1

    I want to rent a flat

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


    Are both the sentences correct and do they convey the same meaning?

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    Re: I want to rent a flat

    I would use 'for rent' instead of 'on rent', but I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I want to rent a flat

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    1) I want to rent a flat.
    2) I want a flat on rent.
    The second is not natural.

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    Re: I want to rent a flat

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would use 'for rent' instead of 'on rent', but I am not a teacher.
    "I want a flat for rent" does not sound natural to me.

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    #5

    Re: I want to rent a flat

    Is it natural to say 'I am looking for a flat for rent'?

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    #6

    Re: I want to rent a flat

    No. '...to rent'.

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    #7

    Re: I want to rent a flat

    I have a question about the question in this thread.
    To me it sounds more like,I want a flat that I can buy with the payment I have received as rent.
    Do you think that is one way to look at it ?

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    Re: I want to rent a flat

    I don't think so, but I am not a teacher.

    BTW, the 'Thanks' and 'Like' buttons have just disappeared at my end. How about yours?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 06-Aug-2015 at 14:16.

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    #9

    Re: I want to rent a flat

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    I have a question about the question in this thread.
    To me it sounds more like,I want a flat that I can buy with the payment I have received as rent.
    Do you think that is one way to look at it ?
    This definition under the word (A2 Let verb (Rent) http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict.../british/let_1 )
    implies that in American English it might have the meaning you are thinking of.

    In BrE we distinguish between the two meanings by using "rent" to mean you want to hire somewhere and pay money to do so, and the word "let" where you own somewhere and you wish to get money in from hiring out your property.

    I want to rent a flat = I want to pay someone money to lease somewhere to live.
    I want to let a flat = I own a flat, and I want to lease it out to someone who will pay me to live there. (in BrE)

    But as I said, the dictionary shows that AmE uses "rent" in the way you are thinking.

    One of our American English speaking members can let you know whether this is the case, and confirm how it works for them.
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 06-Aug-2015 at 14:51.

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    #10

    Re: I want to rent a flat

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I don't think so, but I am not a teacher.

    BTW, the 'Thanks' and 'Like' buttons have just disappeared at my end. How about yours?
    Yes Mine too Matthew, if you reload the tab they should come back.

    Update: And now they've gone again, even after re-loading, or exiting and re-joining the thread.
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 06-Aug-2015 at 14:28. Reason: Update.

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