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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel

please help Iam having problems with this question

please help. Iam failing to go through this question

disemvowel.py
def disemvowel(word):
    return word
    word.lower()
    for letter in word:
        if letter == "a":
            word.remove("a")
        elif letter == ("e"):
            word.remove("e")
        elif letter == ("i"):
            word.remove("i")
        elif letter == ("o"):
            word.remove("o")
        elif letter == ("u"):
            word.remove("u")

2 Answers

Clayton Perszyk
MOD
Clayton Perszyk
Treehouse Moderator 48,735 Points

a return statement breaks out of the function call and nothing after is processed.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

Clayton makes a good point, you'll probably want to save the return for the end of the function.

But two other things you might need to be aware of:

  • calling the "lower" method does not change the string, you need to assign it to something
  • modifying an iterator within the loop can cause items to be skipped over, use a copy to control the loop