Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Needed"

Example sentences using "Needed"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com as needed.
A: "The professor will give a long lesson on English. Be sure to take adequate notes as needed"

"The food on the table is for everyone. There are also napkins for you to use as needed"

Synonyms of "Needed" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre as needed
e when necessary ?
A: Personally:

I use "as needed" in situations where I *feel* something should/must be done.

I tend to use "as necessary" where may be external factors in play such that I have to do something.

In most cases no one will care which one you use.

Q: Qual é a diferença entre if needed e when needed ?
A: same meaning, one is imagining the fact whether you will need "it" or not, and the other assumes you will, but proposes the scenario as a matter of 'time", when you will need it. both imply a possible future need for the thing... on this camping trip, take my number if needed. maybe we can pick you up.

take my number, when needed, call us and tell us where you are so we can pick you up.

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