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Regular Expression Details

Title Test Find Punctuation
Expression
^((\'|\")?[a-zA-Z]+(?:\-[a-zA-Z]+)?(?:s\'|\'[a-zA-Z]{1,2})?(?:(?:(?:\,|\.|\!|\?)?(?:\2)?)|(?:(?:\2)?(?:\,|\.|\!|\?)?))(?: (\'|\")?[a-zA-Z]+(?:\-[a-zA-Z]+)?(?:s\'|\'[a-zA-Z]{1,2})?(?:(?:(?:\,|\.|\!|\?)?(?:\2|\3)?)|(?:(?:\2|\3)?(?:\,|\.|\!|\?)?)))*)$
Description
This is a little goofy regex to allow punctuation. I was reluctant to post it but what the heck. If it puts a smile on somebody's face then it was worth it. It works in most cases. :)
Matches
"hello!" | "hello again"! | I'm back
Non-Matches
hello" | "hello again!"! | I'mnot back
Author Rating: The rating for this expression. Ted Cambron
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