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\b(\w+)\s+\1\b
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\b assert position at a word boundary: (^\w|\w$|\W\w|\w\W)
1st Capturing Group
(\w+)
\w
matches any word character (equivalent to [a-zA-Z0-9_])
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\s
matches any whitespace character (equivalent to [\r\n\t\f\v  ])
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\1 matches the same text as most recently matched by the 1st capturing group
\b assert position at a word boundary: (^\w|\w$|\W\w|\w\W)
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
i modifier: insensitive. Case insensitive match (ignores case of [a-zA-Z])
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.

Regular Expression
No Match

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