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Regex: How to find "in the face of" with or without "the"? [closed]

asked 2014-09-18 11:46:33 +0200

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How to find "in the face of" with or without "the"?

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answered 2014-09-18 14:45:21 +0200

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updated 2014-09-20 12:00:56 +0200

The usual regular expression would be: in (the )?face of. The trailing question mark indicates zero or one instances.

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seems right also without the useless brackets.

karolus gravatar imagekarolus ( 2014-09-18 14:53:44 +0200 )edit

in ?(the ?)?face ?of is shorter and made more sense. Besides, your code would optionally add 2 spaces between 'face' and 'of'.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2014-09-18 14:54:53 +0200 )edit

@karolus@rautamiekka, thanks for the clarification and corrections.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-09-20 12:02:54 +0200 )edit

Thanks, oweng. It works. The brackets are necessary. Sorry for the late reply. I just realised why I've never gotten email notifications!

Prince gravatar imagePrince ( 2015-02-20 11:12:52 +0200 )edit

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