Count sentences in a string

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This will count sentences that end in . or ? or ! and have a space after them.

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  1. function countSentences($str){
  2. return preg_match_all('/[^\s](\.|\!|\?)(?!\w)/',$str,$match);
  3. }
  5. countSentences("This is a test. Hey!"); // returns 2
  6. countSentences("What do you want?"); // returns 1
  7. // etc.

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