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find Word A not followed by word B,C or D.

Posted on 2012-04-13
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What would be a regular expression for "find word A not followed by word B,C or D."?
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Question by:deleyd
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Try this:
wordA(?!.*(?:wordB|wordC|wordD))
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A(?!B|C|D)
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by:ozo
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Do you mean not followed at all, or not followed immediately?
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by:karunamoorthy
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Try this,

A*
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For the second word immediately following the first you may have :
wordA(?!\s*(?:wordB|wordC|wordD))
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