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    #1

    Using channel as a verb

    Hello,

    I'm trying to better understand the meaning of the verb "channel" and use it in context. Have I used it correctly in these sentences? Are they okay?

    Their grievances may be channeled into violence.

    The government has been trying to exploit people's fear and channel it in a direction that benefits the state.

    You need to channel your energy into finding a house which suits your needs.

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    #2

    Re: Using channel as a verb

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Using channel as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    Yes.

    You mean to tell me all of these sentences are correct and natural? I like that!

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    #4

    Re: Using channel as a verb

    You've got the idea, but would anyone else change the first?

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    #5

    Re: Using channel as a verb

    And you can also use channel to mean communicate with the dead. Some psychics say they're adept at channeling.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #6

    Re: Using channel as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You've got the idea, but would anyone else change the first?
    I would. I'd probably use "anger" instead of "grievances" and I'd change "may" to "might".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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