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# can combo() be solved using enumerate()?

I created the function successfully using a for loop and idices and adding to an empty list, but there must surely be a more elegant way to create the function - maybe by using the enumerate method?

You won't be able to use enumerate for this problem since enumerate is meant for retrieving the index and the item of a single iterable that you're iterating through. In this case, the example shows `combo([1, 2, 3], 'abc')` so you might be able to do it using enumerate but it won't cover every situation like combo('bob', 'abc').

However, there is a useful function in python which can combine multiple iterables into a iterable of tuples as such.

```>>> iter1 = [1, 2, 3, 4]
>>> iter2 = [4, 5, 6, 7]
>>> list(zip(iter1, iter2))
[(1, 4), (2, 5), (3, 6), (4, 7)]
```

The zip function returns a generator-like object (not sure if you've learned them yet) which need to be converted into a list to view them. So you could complete the combo function as such:

```def combo(iter1, iter2):
return list(zip(iter1, iter2))
```

But it won't accept this solution, since it's a "shortcut", haha.