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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Stacey Normington
Stacey Normington
4,846 Points

Where am I going wrong?

Tried everything I could think of but I keep getting a syntax error

emails.py
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.search(r'''
                    (?P<email>[-\w.]+@[\w.-]+),\s
                    (?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4})
                    ''' string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,636 Points

Hey Stacey Normington, you are very close!

  • There needs to be a + in the first character set for email username. Remember the "-" must stay the first character in the set when not used as a range connector (as in: a-z).
  • There is a missing comma between the regex and the string parameter.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!