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Hi. Which tense should we use in the following situations?

1. (writing a letter to a close relative) Hello, John (Q: Is a comma here correct?). How have you been? I miss (Q: Should it be "am missing"?) you and that is why I am writing this letter. I think we haven't writtent to each other for a good three monthes and that seems to be too long a time not to communicate between good relatives like us (ha. ha.) (Q: Should the words in parentheses be capitalized?).

2. (writing a letter to a close relative) Hello, John. How have you been? I hope you have been doing well. I think of you (Q: should it be "thinking of you"?) and that is whay I am writing this letter.
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1. Hello John,
How have you been? I miss you and that is why I am writing. I don't think we have written to each other for a good three months, and that seems to be too long a time with no communication between close relatives like us.

(Q: Should the words in parentheses be capitalized?-- Don't use them at all. 'Ha ha' is the lamest of all written comments).

2. Hello John,
How have you been? I hope you have been doing well. I have been thinking of you, and that is why I am writing.
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The comma is correct. "miss" (present tense) is correct.

I think Ha Ha is discretionary.

I think of you often. I think of you constantly. (simple present) These are fine.

I am thinking of you at every momentis too much for me. Emotion: ick! (present continuous)

Edit. I agree with MrM, "I have been thinking of you" is fine. (present perfect)
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Thank you. Hi. What is the difference? If a present continous tense in no. 1 expresses how you are feeling now, what does the present tense in no. 2 show? I think the present tense in no. 2 is correct.

1)) Right now, I am missing you.

2) Right now, I miss you.

Also, what is the difference or which one is correct? Please note that this isn't a start of a letter. Please note the use of the comma. Thank you.

A: Hello, John. Who is that with you?

A: Hello John. Who is that with you?
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There should not be a comma after "hello". Thought one is needed after John.
Anonymous 2. (writing a letter to a close relative) Hello, John. How have you been? I hope you have been doing well. I think of you (Q: should it be "thinking of you"?) and that is whay I am writing this letter.
Anonymous what does the present tense in no. 2 show? I think the present tense in no. 2 is correct.
Hi Anon,
In this sentence you begin with two uses of present perfect. You follow that with a simple present and a present continuous.
You then ask if the simple present should be changed to present continuous.

MrM and I both gave you further examples of the present perfect.

I'd suggest you look up some more examples of these various types of present tense, so you can decide exactly how you want to phrase it.

Best regards, - A. Emotion: smile