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How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 12:58 pm
by bfeenix44
Is there a way to search a two-word phrase, for example "sell Muni" where the query will return results only with those words together? Not returning all with just "sell" or just "Muni"?

I haven't been successful with my attempts so far...

thanks

Re: How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 12:59 pm
by Gil Gunderson
“Sell muni”

Re: How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 1:01 pm
by David Jay
Are you using “advanced search”? Put the two words in quotation marks.

Re: How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 1:14 pm
by FiveK
You can't do what you seek using the forum's advanced search, but you can using the "Google..." search box at the upper right of many forum pages.

Re: How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:01 pm
by JoMoney
Yes, as mentioned putting a phrase in quotes when using google (or other search engine) will search for those precise words in that order.
Searching for
site:bogleheads.org "a two-word phrase"
will result in pretty much just this thread showing up

site:bogleheads.org a two-word phrase
without the quotes brings up lots of threads

Re: How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:10 pm
by bfeenix44
OFCOL...
Thanks all.
I was trying different things in the Bogleheads searcher... just hadn't tried a general Google search.

I usually only make simple things hard on holidays.
:oops:

Re: How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:51 pm
by Sandtrap
Also
+must.
For must have that word over other words.(plus sign)
-omit
For words to leave out (minus sign)
And combine either of them plus “quotes” to narrow a search.
+EJ
“Edward Jones”

j🌺

Re: How search a two-word phrase?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:38 am
by bfeenix44
Sandtrap wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 4:51 pm Also
+must.
For must have that word over other words.(plus sign)
-omit
For words to leave out (minus sign)
And combine either of them plus “quotes” to narrow a search.
+EJ
“Edward Jones”

j🌺
Thanks!