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Tako
"She does obedience school" ? Hello, I am wondering about the meaning of "does" in this sentence: "She does obedience school." Now, "she" refers to a human girl. The girl met a wild dog and was able to teach him how to sit and catch the ball. So, does "does" here mean that the girl joined an obedience school as a trainer or that she opened her own school? Or does it have a humorous meaning and means that the girl is attending the school herself? Thank you
Sep 27, 2018 6:03 AM
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Obedience schools train pets. Since the girl is teaching the dog what to do (like sitting, one of the commands a dog will learn), it means that she is teaching the dog. She is doing what an obedience school does.
September 27, 2018
Thank you so much for the help
September 27, 2018
Ah - being a title changes things, and explains the unusual form. Sean's answer is correct. It's more-or-less professional. There are some non-professional obedience schools though.
September 27, 2018
unfortunately, the sentence was the title of a chapter in a fantasy novel, and in that chapter the girl meets the three-headed dog Cerberus in the Underworld and teaches him to be obedient. The narrator of the chapter is a sarcastic boy, so the title is his own wordings.
September 27, 2018
It's not at all clear to me, without more context. It could be that she is acting as the teacher in a school.
September 27, 2018
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