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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel

Kade Carlson
Kade Carlson
5,928 Points

Just came back to this challenge from trying it a couple weeks ago. Not sure what to do here

I'm really stuck on this one

def disemvowel(word):
    return word
    for letter in word:
        if letter.lower() == 'a' || 'e' || 'i' || 'o' || 'u':

2 Answers

In python, you want to use or instead of ||. Your expression only checks whether the letter is 'a' or one of the other letters has a true value. A better way to check if a letter is a vowel is by checking whether the letter is in a string containing all vowels.

if letter.lower() in 'aeiou':

Also, strings are immutable, so you can't remove a letter from a string. Instead, you could convert the string to a list, remove elements from the list, and convert the list back to a string.

A couple of other things to note, put a return statement at the end of the function rather than the beginning, and make sure you iterate through all letters in the word. Deleting letters while iterating forwards can cause you to skip a letter.

Jonathan Rhodes
Jonathan Rhodes
8,086 Points

In addition to the answer above, your return statement is right after the function is defined, resulting in the function's code never really executing.