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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel

Chang Hyeon Lee
Chang Hyeon Lee
2,008 Points

I need some help

What's wrong with my code?

def disemvowel(word):
    result = ' '
    vowels = ['a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'u']
    for letter in word:
        if letter not in vowels:
            result += letter

    return word

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • you should initialize result with an empty string instead of a space
  • your function must remove both lower case and upper case vowels
  • you don't need to print anything
  • you probably meant to return result instead of the original word