How to find the number of words in a string in PHP

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Answer: Use the PHP str_word_count() function

The PHP str_word_count() function can be used to find the number of words in a string.

  • <?php
  • $my_str = 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.';
  •  
  • // Outputs: 9
  • echo str_word_count($my_str);
  • ?>

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