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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Challenge Task: Name Groups (Need Help)

Here is the Challenge Task instruction: "Create a variable names that is an re.match() against string. The pattern should provide two groups, one for a last name match and one for a first name match. The name parts are separated by a comma and a space."

What am I missing? I need explanation on what to do. Thank you.

names.py
import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'


names = re.match(r'''
    (?P<fullname>[-\w ]+,\s[-\w ]+)
''', string, re.X)

print(string)

1 Answer

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
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Hi there! The challenge is asking for two groups, one for the last name and one for the first name. Right now, you only have one group, fullname. If you break this up into the two groups, then you will be good to go! You also have a multiline here, so don't forget to add re.M along with your re.X.