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Arash September 15, 2021 12:30

The use of miss or missed , all differences explained.

There is a lot of confusion around this topic, the correct use of miss and missed in the sentence sometimes becomes a challenge to intermediate level English learners, another example would be the difference between advice and advise, but we are not covering tht here. So basically there are two main uses of the word miss. One is all about human emotions and the other is related to an event or an action, we are going to cover them all here so that you know how to use them in different situations:

When to use I miss you or I missed you

Short answer:
Use the word I miss you when you are seperated.
Use the word I missed you when you are together.

Let’s say your loved one is not around, you are either on a trip or simply haven’t seen them for a few days or months, or even years. Now you are talking on the phone or texting on one of these messenger apps, then in this situation you can say “ I miss you “ and hopefully you will hear I miss you too from your loved one in response.

On the other hand, now let’s imagine that you come back home from a long business trip or something, maybe you were in a navy and came back home after 2 years, now you see your loved one at the door waiting for you, then you drop your bag, hug her/him and say oh “ I missed you so much!“.

Last but not least, you may have to move to another city for work and you can’t come back anytime soon, then you tell your loved one, “ I’m going to miss you alot”.

The use of miss with the event or action.

Now this time, the word miss has nothing to do with your emotions, you simply miss an event or action, maybe because you forgot, it could be many reasons. Here are some examples:

I had a flight ticket early this morning to New York yesterday, but “ I missed the flight “ because I overslept.

Now another example could be a scenario where you meet an old friend of yours after so many years, you can say: Oh “ I miss those days ” when we used to go hiking together, good days!

Or, we have been missing rugby matches on and on, because we are always on the road and don’t get to watch them on TV.

Miss call or missed call

Missed call is the correct answer, unless you say I’m gonna give you a call tomorrow make sure you don’t miss it.

So basically you have missed the calls on your phone because you didn’t answer them. Maybe your friend tells you that she called you but you missed it. Then you would reply with really! let me check, oh yes here it is, I have a missed call from you this morning. I didn’t notice that at all.

Or in another scenario you are at the bar and you make new friends, then you tell them let me have your phone number, then after you saved their number, then she may say let me have yours too, give me a missed call!

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