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    will some form of communication with

    "He had taken to turning on the early-morning children's programmes, convinced that the next contact would interrupt them, like the last. Sometimes he just sat in front of the screen until the afternoon kid's session, trying to will some form of communication with the baby."

    Some guy's baby is kidnapped, and kidnappers uses special technology to interrupt TV programmes to show the guy they have the baby and gives instructions of how to get the baby back. This guy thinks they might use the same way to contact him, so his sits in front of the TV all day long. Now the question is what the underlined part means? Is it has anything to do with telepathy?

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    Re: will some form of communication with

    Quote Originally Posted by iemmahu View Post
    "He had taken to turning on the early-morning children's programmes, convinced that the next contact would interrupt them, like the last. Sometimes he just sat in front of the screen until the afternoon kid's session, trying to will some form of communication with the baby."

    Some guy's baby is kidnapped, and kidnappers uses special technology to interrupt TV programmes to show the guy they have the baby and gives instructions of how to get the baby back. This guy thinks they might use the same way to contact him, so his sits in front of the TV all day long. Now the question is what the underlined part means? Is it has anything to do with telepathy?

    not sure if the above extract is grammatically correct as i see some odd-looking phrases but "will something" is to induce sth. or try to induce sth. or somebody by sheer force of will. That would fit in the context, wouldn't it?

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