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    miss

    I'd appreciate it if you answered my question.

    1,Is there a little difference between (1) and (2)?
    2,Is there a little difference between (3) and (4)?

    (1), I miss you.
    (2), I've missed you.

    (3), I missed you.
    (4), I've missed you.

    3, If so, which is correct?

    (1) I haven't seen you for a long time. I miss you so much.
    (2) I haven't seen you for a long time. I've missed you so much.

    (3) I missed you since you left.
    (4) I've missed you since you left.

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    Re: miss

    I miss you- The person is not with you; you might be on the phone or writing when you use this. It could also be used to describe a pattern of missing the person- they go away regularly and you always miss them, in which case you could be telling the to their face.

    I missed you- this just refers to the past. You could be talking abouty a long time ago, or when they have just arrived.

    I've missed you- I'd use this when the person arrives.

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