I would be grateful if you could help me figure out the right way to say some phrases in English. I have been wondering for a long time how to ask a client about the number of days he wants to rent a car. I say it in two different ways:

  1. How long do you want to rent a car for?
  2. How many days do you want to rent a car?

Are any of these sentences correct? What would be the right way to say it?

Thank you in advance))

  • We don't need "car" in the question because it's obvious from the context. Thus: How long do you need the rental? or How many days will you need it? – aparente001 Jun 11 '19 at 4:39
  • You can always ask: When do you want to pick it up? And: When will you bring it back? – Jim Jun 11 '19 at 6:59

Both are fine. Brits might use 'hire' instead of 'rent' but should still understand the question.

2 probably better to start with 'For'.

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    No, Brits say hire; Americans, rent. – tchrist Jun 11 '19 at 1:35
  • Damn! I'm a Brit who lived in the States for a while and now rent sounds correct to me! I will amend my answer. Thanks. – schoon Jun 11 '19 at 7:20

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