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good day to you,
I have three worksheets, titled response, positive words, negative words. Given a list of positive and negative words, i have placed them accordingly in the worksheets.
In the response sheet, i have an input cell, A(11). In excel VBA, i need to determine how many positive and negative words there are in the input box.
Ex. I am in a happy mood but my mum is angry.
There is a total of 1 positive "happy" and one negative "angry."
I need to develop a fraction, # of positive/# of negative. which will be given in the output box A(22) in response.

Hi Min sang,

Something like this perhaps (Assuming the words are the only thing on those two sheets):

Note that this does not cater for words that may be part of other words.

Function GetWordsFraction(sSentence As String)
Dim lPos As Long
Dim lNeg As Long
Dim lPosCt As Long
Dim lNegCt As Long
Dim vPos As Variant
Dim vNeg As Variant
vPos = Worksheets("Positive Words").UsedRange.Value
vNeg = Worksheets("Negative Words").UsedRange.Value
For lPos = LBound(vPos, 1) To UBound(vPos, 1)
If InStr(sSentence, vPos(lPos, 1)) > 0 Then
lPosCt = lPosCt + 1
End If
Next
For lNeg = LBound(vNeg, 1) To UBound(vNeg, 1)
If InStr(sSentence, vNeg(lNeg, 1)) > 0 Then
lNegCt = lNegCt + 1
End If
Next
If lNegCt > 0 Then
GetWordsFraction = lPosCt / lNegCt
Else
GetWordsFraction = "Div/0"
End If
End Function

Use like so:
=GetWordsFraction(A11)
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