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    Racing kennel

    Hi, teacher
    paraphrase the following sentence please.....->She began to run dogs for a racing kennel...
    I wonder especially the meaning of run, for and racing kennel..
    Dictionary says that kenel means a small shelter for a dog..what is racing kennel?
    and I wonder if "for" means "towards " or " suitable to the needs of something "...

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    Re: Racing kennel

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi, teacher
    paraphrase the following sentence please.....->She began to run dogs for a racing kennel...
    I wonder especially the meaning of run, for and racing kennel..
    Dictionary says that kenel means a small shelter for a dog..what is racing kennel?
    and I wonder if "for" means "towards " or " suitable to the needs of something "...
    Greyhounds are trained for racing; a racing kennel is the dog equivalent of a racing stable for horses.
    In your sentence there is insufficient information about 'she'; she could be working for the kennel owner and simply exercising the dogs, or she could be training dogs for a kennel she is setting up, or she could be the owner of some dogs which she would have placed in a kennel for future racing.

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    Re: Racing kennel



    I've more frequently heard the training establishments (each one) referred to as "a kennels". I did a Google search in the hope of confirming this, but realized that - although the plural is slightly more common, the hits might show true plurals (e.g. "There are more kennels in London than in Cardiff" - in the context of racing, this doesn't refer to the individual small shelters called a "kennel"):

    Results 1 - 10 of about 9,050 English pages for "racing kennels".
    Results 1 - 10 of about 7,560 English pages for "racing kennel".

    But the first few "kennels" hits I checked did indeed refer to a single establishment. At any rate, the analogy of 'stable/stables' is good. A stable/kennel can be a building/shed, and the racing establishments can be referred to both in the singular and in the plural.

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