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How to extract last two words from text strings in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2019-12-02

This article, I will introduce some formulas to extract the last two words from a list of text strings as below screenshot shown.

Extract the last two words from a list of text strings with formulas

Extract the last two words from a list of text strings with formulas

For dealing with this job, please apply the following formulas:

Please copy and paste the below formula into a blank cell:

=MID(A2,FIND("@",SUBSTITUTE(A2," ","@",LEN(A2)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",""))-1))+1,100)

And then, drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to use this formula, and all the last two words have been extracted as following screenshot shown:


1. In the above formula, A2 is the cell that you want to extract the last two words from;

2. Here is another simple formula which also can help to solve this problem: =TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",REPT(" ",60)),120)).

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What is this sorcery?????!!! It worked brilliantly and even ignored numbers so I could get the last TWO WORDS. Thank you SO much.
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