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    Need as a noun

    Good forum! Goodmorning!

    Dear teacher I would like to ask you the correct use of the noun "Need".
    I mean, I am practicing my translation technique, but I am not sure
    that the sentence "This artistic project springs from the need of knowing my body...etc." is correct.

    Please, can you explain me how to use the noun "need, desire..."
    (What in Italian we say "nasce dal bisogno" to be clearer).

    Thank you a lot for you kind help,

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    I'd use the need to know my body.

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd use the need to know my body.

    Many thanks, 'to' because it is a conseguence I guess!
    Thank you!
    But the answer was more referred to the expression "It comes/springs/stems from the need..."
    is it possible in English to say an expression like that?

    Thank you again!

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Yes, you can, though I wouldn't use springs.

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by ema111 View Post
    But the answer was more referred to the expression "It comes/springs/stems from the need..."
    is it possible in English to say an expression like that?
    Well, your title suggested that the question was about 'need' as a noun, which Tdol addressed.

    It comes from the need to know my body is fine.

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by ema111 View Post
    Good forum! Goodmorning!

    Dear teacher I would like to ask you the correct use of the noun "Need".
    I mean, I am practicing my translation technique, but I am not sure
    that the sentence "This artistic project springs from the need of knowing my body...etc." is correct.

    Please, can you explain me how to use the noun "need, desire..."
    (What in Italian we say "nasce dal bisogno" to be clearer).

    Thank you a lot for you kind help,

    Ema.
    You can say "born of the desire" in English, if that's how nascere is used here.
    "This artistic project is born of the desire to know my body ...", or "born of the need".

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes, you can, though I wouldn't use springs.
    Thank you a lot, you're very kind.

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Sorry, I don't know why the preavoius suggestions appeared right now. I've made changes according your tips...
    Please, can you tell me if the final context with this expression sounds good in English?

    This art project come from the need to investigate the body with the body, finding new spaces, new surfaces. The plate of the scanner machine, which is about 29x21 cm, allows for mapping a portion of the body. I have so defined the areas, measured and selected my body as a place while, a click and a ray-laser skimmed its surface.



    Actually the expression allows the mapping is not convincing to me....Can you hel me, please?
    Last edited by ema111; 26-Oct-2013 at 01:16.

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    Re: Need as a noun

    Quote Originally Posted by ema111 View Post
    Sorry, I don't know why the preavoius suggestions appeared right now. I've made changes according your tips...
    Please, can you tell me if the final context with this expression sounds good in English?

    This art project come from the need to investigate the body with the body, finding new spaces, new surfaces. The plate of the scanner machine, which is about 29x21 cm, allows for mapping a portion of the body. I have so defined the areas, measured and selected my body as a place while, a click and a ray-laser skimmed its surface.



    Actually the expression allows the mapping is not convincing to me....Can you hel me, please?
    I'm sorry, but after the first few words, I have no idea what you are trying to say.

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