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What does kennel mean? #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:03 am   What does kennel mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #77 "American homophones", question 5

Every time I go on a trip I leave my dog in a ..........

(a) channel
(b) cannel
(c) canal
(d) kennel

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #77 "American homophones", answer 5

Every time I go on a trip I leave my dog in a kennel.

Correct answer: (d) kennel
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Kennel #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:09 am   Kennel
 

Hi,
Kennel is a very small house, made especially for a dog to live in it.
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Kennels #3 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:02 am   Kennels
 

If I may add something, a kennel is also a building where dogs are kept or bred, like a boardinghouse for dogs. It may sound nice, but they are usually far from happy to be left there.
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What does kennel mean? #4 (permalink) Wed Aug 20, 2008 21:27 pm   What does kennel mean?
 

Hi Daniela, I want to know if dog house and kennel are synonyms because kennel is a new word for me.Thanks. Silvina.
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What does kennel mean? #5 (permalink) Wed Aug 20, 2008 22:20 pm   What does kennel mean?
 

Hi Silvina

Sometimes it helps to do a Google images search for words:
Google Images: kennel
Google Images: dog house

A kennel can be either a small place where one dog is kept/sheltered (also called a dog house) or a kennel can be a place where a lot of dogs are kept/sheltered.
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What does kennel mean? #6 (permalink) Wed Aug 20, 2008 22:32 pm   What does kennel mean?
 

I think (in BrE, at least) an article-less plural is more usual, when people talk about where they leave their dogs.

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What does kennel mean? #7 (permalink) Wed Aug 20, 2008 23:14 pm   What does kennel mean?
 

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Could you put that article-less plural into a sentence for me, MrP? Would you just say that you'd left the dog "at kennels"?

When referring to a dog-boarding facility, I think the plural is probably also used sometimes in AmE, but probably with an article.
However, if I were to go on a long trip and had no choice but to board my dog somewhere (with other dogs), I'd probably say that I'd left the dog "at the kennel".
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What does kennel mean? #8 (permalink) Wed Aug 20, 2008 23:44 pm   What does kennel mean?
 

Hello Amy,

"In" or "into" would be the prepositions I associate with "kennels", e.g.

1. If you are planning a holiday or business trip and do not want to put your pets into kennels or a cattery, then we can help.

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What does kennel mean? #9 (permalink) Thu Aug 21, 2008 0:08 am   What does kennel mean?
 

Thanks, MrP.

Interestingly, I don't think I've ever actually heard anyone here talk about a 'cattery', and I've had cats all my life. And there are no entries for 'cattery' in the American Corpus either -- although I doubt that the word in completely unused in the US.
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What does kennel mean? #10 (permalink) Thu Aug 21, 2008 22:00 pm   What does kennel mean?
 

Hello Amy, the images that you've sent to me are very descriptives. Thanks a lot. Silvina.
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kannel = dog house #11 (permalink) Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:09 am   kannel = dog house
 

Dear Sir
I could understand that kannel is a house where the dogs can be kept safetly,

I want know any cat home is there where I can keep my cats if I go outside.

Thank you

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What does kennel mean? #12 (permalink) Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:28 am   What does kennel mean?
 

A kennel may be a small place in a person's garden for their dog. There are also larger businesses - kennels - where dog owners can lpay a fee eave their pets to be looked after for a period of time if they have to travel, etc.

I don't think there is an equivalent to a kennel in a garden for a cat... cats tend to wander more anyway. There are businesses like kennels where cat owners may leave their pet. These are called catteries.
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What does kennel mean? #13 (permalink) Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:06 am   What does kennel mean?
 

Hi,

The thought of kennels is bad enough but the idea of a cattery makes me feel sick. There's a cattery advertised on a dual carriageway that I frequently travel along and every time I go past, I shudder at the whole concept. My worst nightmare is the car breaking down outside and having to ask someone there for help.

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What does kennel mean? #14 (permalink) Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:15 am   What does kennel mean?
 

I don't think they'll try to take you as an 'inmate', Alan.
Not enough fur.

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kannel = dog house #15 (permalink) Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:38 am   kannel = dog house
 

Dear Alan & Beesneees
Thank you for your reply for keeping cats and dogs in kannel.

I have two cats namely blacky and browny, it will sleep in our garden

and it won't disturb me, it will not eat anything unless I give it to them.

It is my pet animal. In our home all like it as it is not doing harm to us.

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