- “Term has X search results”
- “A search for term has X results*
- “A search for term resulted in X results”
Is anyone else confused by this? A “search” generally “results” in something, but lacking an alternative to “results” (like “items” or “records”) you end up with duplicity (#3). No. 2, the alternative, has “search” “contain” the results, which isn’t more correct. What do you think?
Some useful alternatives (credit goes to @FumbleFingers):
Either replace the verb (with, say, returns) or replace the noun with something like matches or instances.