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Words whose meaning don’t provide useful information in processing or search are called stopwords and are filtered out from the search by ExpressionEngine.

In case you need to change the list to match the requirements of your needs or language, you can save a copy of the default list from system/ee/ExpressionEngine/Config/stopwords.php to /system/user/config/stopwords.php.

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 * ExpressionEngine Stop Words
 * This file contains an array of words that the search functions in EE will
 * ignore in order to a) reduce load, and b) generate better results.

// $ignore =
return array(
    'with'    // no comma after last item

// EOF