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Please tell me which sentence is correct.

1. I want to see the manager.
2. I need to see the manager.
 

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LIMA said:
Please tell me which sentence is correct.

1. I want to see the manager.
2. I need to see the manager.

Grammatically speaking, either sentence is correct. However, "I want to see the manager" is, IMO, the more assertive of the two. "I would like to see the manager" would be politer but still assertive.

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LIMA said:
Please tell me which sentence is correct.

1. I want to see the manager.
2. I need to see the manager.


It depends on situations:

want in "I want to see the manager." is a desire, a thought;
need in "I need to see the manager" is a must , a necessity.

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Hi Lima,

A sales representative from another company would want (like) to see the manager.

An employee who had been abused would need (must) see the manager.

John D.
 

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Someone complaining is more likely to say 'want'. ;-)
 
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