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3/7/17
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Jordan`

Operator to preserve case, execute case-sensitive search? Example: ADD vs add

Some words have entirely different meaning depending on their case. 

Today I was searching a discussion forum to try to find threads about ADD/ADHD coping strategies involving writing/fountain pens. Search string: "ADD OR ADHD OR concentration OR "attention deficit" site:fountainpennetwork.com"

I received way too many results because it returned every use of the word "add". I need to tell Google that case matters for this term. Unfortunately, Google doesn't respect case, and converts all terms to lower case.

Is there an operator I can use to tell Google that an expression's case matters, and to return case-sensitive results?
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Steven Leys
3/8/17
Steven Leys
Hi Jordan

First: no it’s not possible to force case-sensitivity

Second: the acronym ADD is not as unique as ADHD. (ADD is the abbreviation for about 80 entities, so it would be not as helpful as expected)

Third: queries like below could turn out to be more useful (2 and 1 result only)

Best

Steven




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