after having done some serious research in the forum and the web concerning regexp code i still haven't found the solution for this (i hope) very trivial problem:
i want to check, if a sentence (i.e. a string) contains the word "there".
as i am looking for an exact match i surround it in b boundaries so the object looks like this:
the problem is, that strings like "there's a xxx" are also matched. could anybody help me modifying the regexp so that apostrophes are excluded ?
(the general issue here is that i really miss something like a NOT operator in regexp... or did i just overlook something ?)
thanks for any hint !