2 months rent / 2 monthly rents

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c_bartosz

New Member
Polish
I work in a financial company specializing in real estate and I often work with lease agreements. When I read abstracts of such agreements, usually written by non-native speakers, I often see one of the following:

2 month rent
2 month's rent
2 months' rent
2 months rent
2 monthly rent
2 monthly rents

for example, in a sentence: "The Security Deposit shall be equal to 2 monthly rents.

My question is: which of the mentioned forms is correct and which are definitely incorrent.

Thank you, in advance, for your answers. I would appreciate an answer from an expert.
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    Only correct one: 2 months' rent.
    Ok, I guess you could say: 2 monthly rents, but I wouldn't.

    Welcome to the forum, where we don't require a deposit. :)
     
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    c_bartosz

    New Member
    Polish
    Thank you very much!!

    I was about to ask what was wrong with "2 monthly rents", except for sounding quite strange, but you've already answered my question.
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "Monthly" is an adverb telling how frequently the rent is paid.
    If I pay $100 each week, the rent is paid weekly. I pay a weekly rent. I don't pay any monthly rent at all and I owe you nothing for 2 monthly rents. ;)
     
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