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SELECT column1, LEN(column1)-LEN(REPLACE(column1, ' ', ''))+1 Words FROM Table1;
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declare @someTable table
[someColumn] varchar(100) not null
insert into @someTable values
,('I love Fruit')
,('Fox Jumps Over the Fence')
select [someColumn], len([someColumn]) - len(replace([someColumn], ' ', '')) + 1 [wordCount]
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