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double quotes

The double quotes (") symbol is used to delineate a string of text as in the C statement printf ("Press Enter now.\n");. They are also used to delineate a phrase for searching. If you enter "absolute measurement" in a Web search engine, you are asking for an article that contains the two-word phrase, not one that has the two words individually anywhere within the text. See single quotes.
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Used in Google, the double quotes have no additional features.
It is for this reason that some Google search trainers now speak of the double quotes as exact search operators rather than as just for phrase searching.
Embase supports either single or double quotes for phrases.
While double quotes designate phrase searches in both the legacy and the new platform, how ProQuest interprets multiple-word queries without quotes has changed.
Phrase searching with double quotes typically gets around such differences and tries for an exact match of the phrase, but EBSCOhost does not search stop words even within quotation marks.
Make special note that the text must be enclosed in double quotes (").
8226; ImapClient cannot rename folder to a name containing special characters like double quote (")