Please explain the differences in use of avoir besoin and il faut. In this case elle en avoir besoin was not a listed option.

AnnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Please explain the differences in use of avoir besoin and il faut. In this case elle en avoir besoin was not a listed option.

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Avoir besoin de qc is mainly used for concrete objects. It is also more personal than il faut.

Il faut qu'il achète une nouvelle voiture. -- He needs to buy a new car. The focus is on the "buying" part and the overall connotation is a bit impersonal.

Il a besoin d'une nouvelle voitrue. -- He needs a new car. The focus is on the object itself, the car. And it is a very direct and more personal way to express it.

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Please explain the differences in use of avoir besoin and il faut. In this case elle en avoir besoin was not a listed option.

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