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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:19:42 AM

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He has a car rental service.
He has car rental service.

a or -?
thar
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:01:47 AM

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A service.
A company. This is a countable noun.
I wouldn't use 'service', but maybe that is just me. If you do it is countable and needs an article.

There are several car rental services available.
He has a car rental service.

He runs the car rental service [that] I rented my car from.
sureshot
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:42:37 AM
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Ivan Fadeev wrote:
He has a car rental service.
He has car rental service.

a or -?

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In the given sentence, "service" is a countable noun and refers to something provided by a company. It refers to a type of business provided to customers. It is useful to know that the noun "service", when used to convey this meaning, does not involve producing goods. Since, "service" is a countable noun, it has a plural form. The use of article "a" is correct. The second sentence without an article is incorrect.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:50:44 AM

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In British English “car hire” is more common that “car rental”.

So we have international companies like “Enterprise Rent-a-Car” offering car hire.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:49:56 AM

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He has a car rental business.
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