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    I wonder if there is a subtle difference between "lost child" and "missing child".

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    Re: lost/missing

    *Not a teacher

    Yes, there is.

    lost child = lost his custody, died in an accident or can't find him/her

    She get the child's custody. He lost his child.
    They lost their child in a car accident.

    missing child = can't find him/her

    He has been missing for several hours and nobody (or the ones who are looking for him) knows where he might be.

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