How can I simplify this sentence?

I am counting the number of questions about Drupal asked on Stack Overflow, and for my convenience I consider a question about Drupal if it contains one of the following tags:

I don’t consider, for example, questions tagged drupal-views without one of the previous tags; also, I don’t consider the questions tagged, for example, drupal-7 and drupal-8 but not drupal.

I give the number of questions using:

  • drupal
  • drupal-5 but not drupal (since the questions using drupal and drupal-5 are already counted in the first group)
  • drupal-6 but not drupal
  • drupal-7 but not drupal
  • drupal-8 but not drupal

I wrote the following sentence, but it seems too verbose.

To make a comparison, the questions tagged drupal (and not using drupal-5, drupal-6, drupal-7, drupal-8) on Stack Overflow are 7,474; to those, you need to add 2 questions tagged drupal-8 but not drupal, 2,062 questions tagged drupal-7 but not drupal, 1,116 questions tagged drupal-6 but not drupal, and 4 questions tagged drupal-5 but not drupal.

I could use “the questions tagged drupal,” but that would not mean “questions about Drupal”; I could not say the questions tagged only with drupal” since those questions use also other tags, for example drupal-views. If I say “2,062 questions tagged drupal-7” it could not be clear if the questions are also tagged with drupal.

Is there a way to rephrase it using less words, and avoiding any ambiguity? For example, would the following sentence be without ambiguities?

To make a comparison, the questions tagged drupal on Stack Overflow are 7,474; to those, you need to add 2 questions tagged drupal-8, 2,062 questions tagged drupal-7, 1,116 questions tagged drupal-6, and 4 questions tagged drupal-5.


There are 7,474 questions tagged drupal, plus version-specific questions tagged drupal-5, -6, -7, and -8 (but not drupal) with totals of 4, 1,116, 2062, and 2 respectively.

OP’s text doesn’t specify whether any questions are tagged with more than one value of drupal-n (but without the generic drupal tag). If there are any, it’s unspecified whether/how they’re counted.

Source : Link , Question Author : apaderno , Answer Author : FumbleFingers

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