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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

What did i do wrong?

Let me know what is wrong with this one

import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth, kenneth+challenge@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5555, @kennethlove
Chalkley, Andrew, andrew@teamtreehouse.co.uk, 555-555-5556, @chalkers
McFarland, Dave, dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5557, @davemcfarland
Kesten, Joy, joy@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5558, @joykesten'''

contacts = re.match(r'''
''', string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

Thomas Kirk
Thomas Kirk
5,246 Points

Hi Sulaiman,

Firstly, you are using re.match(), and the question specifically says to use re.search(). Also, we are trying to find the emails and phone #s so we can see from the example string that re.match() won’t work, as they are not at the beginning of the string.

Second, after your email group, you have forgotten to include the comma, and instead of \t, I found I had to use \s to find any white space.

After your phone group, you do not need the ?\t. You also don’t need re.M.

contacts = re.search(r"""
""", string, re.X)