[Ads-l] OED searches with false negatives

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat Oct 8 18:10:28 EDT 2016


I go to Advanced Search, Quotations, and search for "double return" in Quotation Text.  One hit, under "vacate, v."

I go to "return, n." and use my browser to search for "double return".  Four hits in quotations.


Why?


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