[resolved] syntax question

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 25 2015 11:51 AM

I have created a syntaxsearch on baptism used as an imperative, yet it is bringing me back multiple results from the same passage.  Why?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 25 2015 12:59 PM

I'll let others answer the question regarding syntax search, but did you know a simple search like this would be much easier done as a morph search?

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Michael Meiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 25 2015 3:23 PM

Orpheus,

Mark already mentioned that for this purpose, a morph search would serve your purposes much more effectively. As per your question, there are 5 results for Acts 2:38 because the syntax query you used was searching for all clauses where the verbal function "to baptize" is found. It just so happens that in this verse, there are 5 clausal layers that contain this verbal function within them. See my screenshot below with these clause indicators identified.

Because you used the "Matching skips levels" command at the clause function level, it found every clausal structure this function was found in as opposed to its most immediate location. Does that make sense?

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 25 2015 3:47 PM

Thanks Mark...I did not stop to think there was another way.  Thanks a bunch.  I a realizing with Logos there is more than one way to skin a cat.

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 25 2015 3:48 PM

Micheal Meiser,  Thanks makes perfect sense.  I am trying to get a better handle on the science of syntax searching.  May i solicit your help from time to time?

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Michael Meiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 25 2015 3:53 PM

Orpheus,

Feel free to ask for help anytime. There are also a lot of really amazing people on these forums who can help as well if I can't.

If you are interested in learning more about syntax searching, make sure to consult this wiki page: https://wiki.logos.com/A_Strategy_for_Syntax_Search

Pay special attention to the video links in the top right hand corner of the page.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 25 2015 9:59 PM

Orpheus Heyward:
I have created a syntaxsearch on baptism used as an imperative

Keep Smiling Smile

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 25 2015 11:18 PM

Thanks Keep Smiling....This is helpful

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