16. Using strings in lists in functions


I have tried finding the answer to this one but all of them do not use the append function. Does anyone have a version of the code with append that I could see?
BTW this is what I did and I don't know why it doesn't work:

n = ["Michael", "Lieberman"]
# Add your function here
def join_strings(words):
    result = ""
    for i in range(len(words)):
    return result

print join_strings(n)


Hi @jacobisnotarobot ,

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append is a list method, and not a string method. Therefore, you need to begin by assigning an empty list to result. Then, this will be acceptable inside the loop ...


After the loop, you can do this to convert the contents of the list to a string ...

return "".join(result)


I have the same problem!
my current code is

def join_strings(words):
    result = ""
    for word in words:
    return result

i've also found a website that explains the diff between .append and += http://stackoverflow.com/questions/725782/in-python-what-is-the-difference-between-append-and


Thank you, yeah I didn't realise until afterwards that my indentation was lost...sorry I'll do what you said next time