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Which is the most usual, most often used of these two expressions for "I need"?
"Il me faut.."
"'J'ai besoin de..."
In other words may I, more often than not, limit myself to one. If so, which one? I am pretty sure that thechinically, there are ample reasons for making a distinction.
But, if one were to acknowledge, in anticipation, that such liguistic distinctions exist and are even essential for 'proper' use in French, yet, could I, in general, opt for one, and not be crucified for using it even if not the most appropriate for the occasion?
In which event, which one could I opt for?