Are you not allowed to just use avoir besoin de or maybe on doit in the same context?

CrystalMaiden

Kwiziq community member

23 April 2018

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Are you not allowed to just use avoir besoin de or maybe on doit in the same context?

This relates to:
Il faut : expressing necessity and obligation -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

24 April 2018

24/04/18

On doit is similar to il faut. But the latter is a bit more versatile and sounds more elegant. However, in many contexts you can use either.  I do find the lesson quite exhaustive on this subject. 

-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

Alan

Kwiziq community member

24 April 2018

24/04/18

You might also want to look at this lesson:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/devoir-vs-avoir-besoin-de-to-express-to-need-to

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