I always use I see the need, but looking at the COCA corpus, I noticed it contains four sentences using I see a need.
It is my favorite quote that Tatz told me. So whenever I see a need, I must do something to help.
I want to see it implemented within 48 hours. If I see a need, I want to do something about it.
I trust you to follow my instructions, avoid the media, to avoid talking about this with anybody else, and I have no plans to sequester you. But if I see a need to do so at any point, I'll do it."
Well, you don't, of course. But I think you can see that I am a businessman. I see a need, I fulfill that need -- for a price. Your needs are considerably more apparent than you seem to realize. In my head, I see the need was like I see the necessity, so I always preferred using the in the phrase.
Compared, there are 8 sentence in COCA containing I see the need. Some of those sentences are the following ones.
"I see the need for more versus less in Atlanta," Kelly said. He said some new routes could be to western cities not served by AirTran, "And on those routes in particular you'll see fares lower" by as much as 50 percent.
She will eat lamb, duck and raw fish. I eat cows, pigs and chickens. I will put bacon on anything and eat it. She can make a variety of different sauces, while I see the need for only two, brown gravy and cream gravy. I believe that if something is worth eating, it is worth putting cream gravy on.
"By all means make that point explicit in the language of the order, to help the men understand its promulgation is, among other things, a matter of practical necessity." "You've thought a step farther ahead than I did," Marshall admitted. "Put that way, I see the need for what you have asked of me."
I was never very athletic, but it feels good to take a walk after work. I love the yoga; my mom is all bent over, and I see the need to do it. Best of all, the group therapy has allowed us to go deeper into our feelings, and it's improved our relationship.
Is I see a need correct? If it is, what is the difference between I see the need and I see a need?