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    Hi, there.
    Here is an example: "Maiami boy goes missing".
    Could you please point out the meaning of that "goes missing" ?
    Thanks in advance.

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    If someone has 'gone missing', nobody knows where they are; they cannot be found.

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    So, that is the same as "Maiami boy has gone missing", isn't it?
    "Present Simple" is used instead of "Present Perfect" as a common rule in US?
    Anyway "has gone missing" sounds redundant for me unless
    "has gone = has missed", so that would be "has missed missing"...

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    Miami Boy Goes Missing was probably a headline. The present simple is frequent used in headlines.

    'Go missing' is a common, if not particularly formal expression. There is no redundancy there.

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