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    #1

    We can build a water channel.

    "We can build a Channel by making walls on both sides of a water stream."

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    Could you please tell me what is the one word for "on both sodes of". Is it "alongwith" or "side by side" or "astride" or "across". Actually I am confused with all these words. Could you please give me meanings?

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    #2

    Re: We can build a water channel.

    It means that they will build a wall on the left side and the right side of the water stream. I can't think of a single word ​which would give the same meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: We can build a water channel.

    Is channel a proper noun?
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    #4

    Re: We can build a water channel.

    It can be, when British people refer to the English Channel as the Channel. In post no 1, tufguy is merely using an incorrect initial capital again.

    It really is time you stopped doing this, tufguy.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Jun-2016 at 14:54. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #5

    Re: We can build a water channel.

    What about "canal", which is a man-made waterway? A channel is any passage for water to flow through, which is not necessarily man-made.
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    #6

    Re: We can build a water channel.

    'canal
    a long passage dug into the ground and filled with water'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/canal

    I think the above definition does not fit the OP's sentence.
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    #7

    Re: We can build a water channel.

    "We can build a channel by flanking a water stream with walls."

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