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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel

Jason Smith
Jason Smith
7,439 Points

can anyone see the syntax error i made?

i can't find it for the life of me! it says it's on line 6, but i don't see a problem there.

def disemvowel(word):
    word = [word]
    for vowel in word:
        while vowel == 'a' or 'e' or 'i' or 'o' or 'u' or 'A' or 'E' or 'I' or 'O' or 'U':
            except ValueError:
    return (word)

1 Answer

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,862 Points

Hi Jason,

The particular error that you are running into on line 6 is that you are using an except without a corresponding try.

You do have a couple of other issues with your code:

  • you need to return a string but you are returning a list;
  • you're using a while loop on vowel but you only look at that character once, so you would be better to use an if
  • you're using a for loop to iterate through the same iterable that you are removing items from.

Hope that points you in the right direction