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How can I loop trough an list and display only the words in the list that are beginning with the letter "A" for example.

I can't figure this out. Someone please help me.

2 Answers

Brandon Oakes
Brandon Oakes
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 11,501 Points

yourlist = [adkfjkADFADSF]

    for let in yourlist:
        if let.lower() == 'a':

One way as shown above is to first use a for loop to iterate through each item in the list, then within the for loop you can use an if statement to say if the current item is == 'a' then display it. The .lower() is just to lowercase the item in your list, I am using it assuming that your list has no numbers or special characters in it.

John Lack-Wilson
John Lack-Wilson
8,181 Points

If we have a list of strings, i.e. something like:

lst_of_words = ["hello","world"]

Then we can use a for loop like below:

for word in lst_of_words:
    if word[0].lower() is "a":