Stop words

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Commonly used words that are excluded from searches to help index and parse web pages faster. Some examples of stop words are: "a", "and", "but", "how", "or", and "what." While the majority of all Internet search engines utilize stop words, they do not prevent a user from using them, but they are ignored. For example, if you were to search for "What is a motherboard?" on Computer Hope, the search engine would only look for the term "motherboard."

Basic list of stop words

a about after all also always am an and any are at be been being but by came can cant come could did didnt do does doesnt doing dont else for from get give goes going had happen has have having how i if ill im in into is isnt it its ive just keep let like made make many may me mean more most much no not now of only or our really say see some something take tell than that the their them then there they thing this to try up us use used uses very want was way we what when where which who why will with without wont you your youre

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