I note that there are quests in the past to improve the content of this lesson and I am unsure whether any modifications have been made but it is still difficult to determine when devoir is an appropriate answer as well as avoid besoin de and avoir envie de. Is it that there is an infinitive following if so why only devoir and not avoir envie de as in the case of needing to buy a handbag? Surely it could be made clearer - google is not a reasonable guide and I want to understand!
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Bonne journée !
Context, context, context.
These various constructions do not carry the same meaning (I suspect that you already realise this).
So whichever is appropriate depends upon the context.
Do you not agree?
je dois -- I mustj'ai besoin de... -- I need/want
With this distinction to guide you, you'll be right most of the time.
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