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    Post please check!!!

    what is the difference between the two?
    1.I will miss you.

    2.I will be missing you.


    please explain!!!

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    Re: please check!!!

    I suppose you mean "I will yearn for your presence".

    "I will miss you" is in general better.

    However, you can use the continuous form informally if you specify what exactly will be happening as you miss this person:

    I will be missing you while you are away.

    But even here the simple form (I will miss you while you are away) is definitely the more polished, literary one: essentially because to miss, like to live, is a continuous process in itself.

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    Re: please check!!!

    do you mean that I'm not allowed to use "I will be missing you." as my sentence only?

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    Re: please check!!!

    No, I wouldn't go that far (sorry, poor wording). I do mean that in all cases the simple form is more polished English; and the continuous is more common when you do add something else happening at the same time.


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    Re: please check!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    what is the difference between the two?
    1.I will miss you.

    2.I will be missing you.


    please explain!!!
    The -ing form can imply something temporary. As Abaka says:

    I will be missing you while you are away.

    Which makes it clear that the person will be returning at some stage.

    If the person is leaving permanently, with no intention of returning then I don't think you can say I'll be missing you. You'd have to say I'll miss you, which has a wider scope: it can be used for both a temporary departure and a permanent one.

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