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Oscar Villarruel
Oscar Villarruel
1,450 Points

I'm having trouble with skipping the item if it starts with "a".

Any help would be appreciated!

breaks.py
def loopy(items):
    for items in items:
        if items[0] == "a":
            continue
        elif :
            print(items)

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
168,437 Points

An "elif" would be used when you want to test another condition, and you would supply that other condition on the same line.

When you want to do something anytime the previous condition(s) did not pass, use just plain "else".

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,768 Points

Also besides the "elif" issue mentioned, you're using "items" in "items", which needs to be fixed on the for, if and print lines.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
168,437 Points

Good point. I didn't notice that one because — believe it or not — it actually passes the challenge as-is. :open_mouth:

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,768 Points

Now that is very interesting and I wonder how python preserves the integrity of the multiple "items" instances, so it's a non issue and now I'll have to do some investigation. :confused: