Student or Learner
I am interested in the correct use of these two verbs.
When someone loses your item, e.g. a suitcase, can you use both words? E.g. you arrive at the airport and you do not get your luggage. Can you say: My luggage got lost/My luggage is lost. My luggage is missing/My luggage has gone missing. And what if you lose it yourself? Is there a difference in use of the verb/s?
Is it possible to use MISS when you talk about things? Or can you say it only when talking about people? And when you are for example in a restaurant, you leave your table and when you come back your book is not there anymore. Which verb do you use in English?
Can you also say "My keys got lost."? (I have not heard this expression before) Or can you only say "I've lost my keys"?
Is there a nuance whether one speaks about people/things, or are these verbs interchangeable in all circumstances?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.