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    man walking two dogs

    Punk Throws Brick At Man Walking Two Dogs… Gets Brutal Lesson In Respect

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    Does "man walking two dogs" mean "a man who was going for a walk with his two dogs"?
    Is this phrase only OK in headlines or also in everyday talk?

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    Re: man walking two dogs

    It does mean that. The idea of 'walking dogs' is that one is exercising them.

    The phrase can be used naturally at all levels of language.

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    Re: man walking two dogs

    Articles which would be required in other contexts are usually omitted in headlines.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: man walking two dogs

    But man walking two dogs could be used in contexts beyond headlines without requiring articles beyond a/the man IMO. It would, however, depend on the wording of the sentence.

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