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Hi. I hope that your health is good and your heart is full. Would you please look into the sentences below, and choose the ones that sound okay? Thanks in advance.

[1] There has been need for him to contact her.
[2] There has been the need for him to contact her.
[3] There has been need that he contact her.
[4] There has been the need that he contact her.
[5] There has been need of his contacting her.
[ 6] There has been the need of his contacting her.
[7] There has been necessity for him to contact her.
[ 8] There has been the necessity for him to contact her.
[9] There has been a necessity for him to contact her.
[10] There has been necessity that he contact her.
[11] There has been the necessity that he contact her.
[12] There has been a necessity that he contact her.
[13] There has been necessity of his contacting her.
[14] There has been the necessity of his contacting her.
[15] There has been a necessity of his contacting her.
Hiro/ Sendai, Japan
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They are all terribly awkward. This is the least awkward:

[1] There has been need for him to contact her.
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Thanks, MM. I was thinking of 'need' and its noun varieties to express "It has been necessary for him to contact her." Would you be able to express it by using 'need' or other relative nouns?
Hiro
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By building artificial constructs of your own device but of little practical use, I think you are wasting time, Hiro.

It would be much more efficient to Google the word or phrase (checking that the hit is a reputable native-speaking site, of course) or using a concordancer like [url=http://www.lextutor.ca/concordancers/concord_e.html]THIS ONE[/url] or a [url=http://www.americancorpus.org /]CORPUS SEARCH[/url].

As for my opinion, the only reasonably useful construct is 'He needed to contact her'.
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Yes, I do the search as a rule, and will keep checking on the word or phrase using Google and/or other search engines. Thanks for introducing me to the concordancers. They look very informative. I used to use the Cobuild concordancer frequently, but it seems it's not in use for free anymore.
As always, thanks for your help, MM.
Hiro/ Sendai, Japan
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