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Excel - Parsing a text string, first words, last words

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I have a file with text entries in each row of a column (call it E2:E500).  Each entry has about 50 words.  I would like to extract the first four words  of each string in column F and the last four words in column G.
I could do the first word with =MID(E2,1,FIND(" ",E2)-1)
So, that gets the string from the first character to the first space.
Now to get the second word, I guess you would start with the first space:
=MID(E2,FIND(" ",E2)+1,FIND(" ",E2))
Now I'm not sure on the third word or the fourth word.  And then at the end, do you concatenate all the strings together?  Then the problem is multiplied by finding the last four words.
Or is there an easier way to count the spaces and then get all the words in a string fragment?
Thanks for whatever you can do with this.
I can upload a file, if needed, but basically any cells with text strings (more than 10 words each, for example) would be fine.
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