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Answered By: Ethan Annis
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014     Views: 29

In a search quotation marks around a phrase means you're searching for the exact phrase.  For example, typing in "Ethan OR Fred" AND "Mary OR Joe" would result in all the documents with both phrases in quotation marks.

In contrast, (Ethan OR Fred) AND (Mary OR Joe) would result in any documents with Ethan and Mary and any documents with Ethan and Joe and any documents with Fred and Mary and any documents with Fred and Joe.

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