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#1 joelmadasu



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Posted Today, 01:14 PM

What is the "-1" in the picture below? What does it really indicate?


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#2 Darin Franklin

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Posted Today, 06:08 PM

The is a "null identifier" and the 1 means "antecedent".  These are mentioned briefly in the help file, under The Syntax Pane.

  • Null items (words understood but not found in the text) are indicated with a dash (-), and antecedents are indicated by numerals such as 01.

I found a little more info in Getting Started With Syntax, which is on the Accordance Exchange.


2. Nulls — To preserve the regular syntax structure of a text, null identifiers may be added to show where an understood subject, predicate, or complement would be placed within the clause.

3. Antecedents — To assist in showing syntactical relationships, antecedent identifier labels are sometimes added to show relationships between a word and its antecedent. A null identifier may also be combined with an antecedent identifier.


Antecedent identifier
01-09 Null antecedent identifier


If you search for "‏ ‎[ANTECEDENT]‏ ‎<AND>‏ ‎[RANGE Gen 39.5]‏", you will see four flag markers that correspond to the four 1's in your example. If you search for "[NULL] <AND> [RANGE Gen 39.5]", you will find six pin markers that correspond to the dashes.

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