Please describe the right sentence or both are appropriates? Is it right that the first one is more about future, may be in a month. But the second sentence is more about now, already need.

He is a little tired – I think he will need a good holiday.


He is a little tired – I think he needs a good holiday.

Thanks in advance.

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Both are correct for the reasons you state. The first implies a need soon while the second implies a need now. However, if you're looking for advice on American English, change holiday to vacation.


Yes, will need obviously refers to the future.

"By the time he has finished that exhausting job he will need a holiday."

It could also refer to something required for a journey or task that a person is about to start.

"Are you cooking dinner? You will need to put on an apron."

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