Searching for an Exact Word--There HAS to be a Better Way

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BillS | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 22 2015 1:43 PM

Admittedly, I don't use this feature often. But when I need it, I need it. Last time I remember searching for an exact word, one of these two options would get it for me (so you can see how long it's been, LOL):

  1. Enclose the word with quotes.
  2. Use nostem: to eliminate different forms of a root word.

Neither option appears to work in L6.

What I want is to find "thankful" or "thankfulness" in the NT. What I DON'T want to do is wade through all the instances of "thank" or "thanks".

Option 1 above failed to limit any results.

Option 2 above produces ZERO results.

The new Logos Help file had NO HELP on finding an exact word.

The Wiki offered no help as I defined the problem, but its exposition of the "?" & " * " operators triggered an idea that was successful: try searching for " thankful?, thankful* "  found what I THINK I'm looking for.

What should've been a simple task ended up taking an hour of research & then ended up with a jury-rigged solution. There HAS to be a better way!

How can we search an English translation for an exact word?

Thanks for listening!

Grace & Peace,
Bill


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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 1:53 PM

I am not sure what resource or resources your searching, but entering "thankful" OR "thankfulness" in a bible search returns 4 results. Make sure you have the "match all word forms" turn off on you search pane.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 1:53 PM

Hi Bill,

I think you want  [match exact]

https://wiki.logos.com/Search_Matching_Commands 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 2:03 PM

Doesn't this give you what you want?

1. Be sure that "Match all forms" is off i.e. no stemming

2. Enter the terms you want separated by a comma or OR ... no quote marks needed.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2015 9:02 PM

Fredc, Randy, & MJ, THANK YOU so much for pointing out the match exact & search pane options. Guess I completely missed those. :-)

I KNEW there had to be a better way!

Many thanks again,

Bill

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