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    1. I have been missing you.

    2. I have been thinking of you.

    3. You are always in my mind.
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    a. What are the difference between the above sentences?

    b. Which one we use for intimacy?
    (any mistake in this sentence?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. I have been missing you.

    2. I have been thinking of you.

    3. You are always in my mind.
    __________________________________________________ _____


    a. What are the difference between the above sentences?

    b. Which one we use for intimacy?
    (any mistake in this sentence?)


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    "I have been missing you" is more intimate than "I have been thinking of you", but it all depends on the context (and tone/inflection of voice if spoken). If you're speaking to a lover or very close friend and you sort of coo "Oh, I have been missing you sooo much", then that's intimate. If a preacher sees a member of his congregation who hasn't been attending services regularly he might say "I haven't seen your smiling face in church lately, I've been missing you" in a slightly reproachful tone. In this case it's not intimate, but a subtle attempt to make the errant person feel guilty about missing church services.

    "I've been thinking about you" is usually used more between non-romantic friends or relatives or former co-workers, etc. If you happen to bump into someone you haven't seen for a long time you might say "How have you been? I've been thinking about you" as a conversation starter.

    Again depending upon the context, "you are always on (not "in") my mind" is the most intimate of the three statements.

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    b. Which one do we use for intimacy?
    (Any mistakes in this sentence?)
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