The FORMSOF term performs matches using other linguistic forms of the word. The following is the FORMSOF term syntax:

FORMSOF (<generation_type>,<match_words>)

The generation type specifies how Microsoft Windows Search chooses the alternative word forms. The INFLECTIONAL value chooses alternative inflection forms for the match words. If the word is a verb, alternative tenses are used. If the word is a noun, the singular, plural, and possessive forms are used to detect matches.

The match_words value is one or more words, separated by commas.


The following example searches for inflectional matches for the word "run". This example matches documents containing "run", "running", or "ran".



FREETEXT Predicate

WHERE Clause