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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel

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the aim of my code it to remove vowels from a an iterable , but keep getting a tab error.Did I write the code wrong for the task at hand.

disemvowel.py
def disemvowel(word):

    vowels = ['a','e','i','o','u','A','E','I','O','U']

    if vowels in word :

        try:

            del word in vowels

        except ValueError:
            pass

    return word

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

When I try it, I get a syntax error on this line:

            del word in vowels

But that's not the only issue. I'd expect you will want to create a loop so that you can check each letter of the word one at a time. The you can remove only those that are vowels. But be aware that removing items from an iterable while it is controlling a loop can cause other items to get skipped over, so you may want to use a copy as the iterable.