You can use the following syntax to extract the last word from a cell in Google Sheets:

=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A2))),LEN(A2)))

This particular formula will extract the last word from the cell **A2**.

The following example shows how to use this syntax in practice.

**Example: Extract Last Word from Cell in Google Sheets**

Suppose we have the following list of phrases in Google Sheets:

We can use the following formula to extract the last word from cell **A2**:

=TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",REPT(" ",LEN(A2))),LEN(A2)))

We’ll type this formula into cell **B2** and press **Enter**:

The formula correctly returns the word **fast**.

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column B to extract the last word from each cell in column A:

The formula correctly extracts the last word from each cell.

Note that the formula works no matter how long the string or phrase is in any given cell.

Also note that the formula works when the string only contains one word, such as the string in cell **A5**.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Google Sheets:

Google Sheets: How to COUNTIF Not Equal to Text

Google Sheets: Filter for Cells that Do Not Contain Text

Google Sheets: How to Reverse a Text String