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    Lost item

    My question is :

    Why can we say "missing items" but not "losing items" ? ( I know that "lost items" is correct) Or why not "missed items" ?

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    Re: Lost item

    Because to a certain extent, "missing" and "lost" are synonyms.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Lost item

    The act of losing the item is short and complete, but they remain missing until they are found.

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