Q&A > strings > How do I return the first n words of a string? - Answer contributed by Zombie Wyzelli
$str = 'yo ho ho and a bottle crumbs.
hangin and bangin in the upper-class slums.';
print join ' ', (split /\s+/, $str)[0..4];
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