FAQ: Learn Python: A Day at the Supermarket - String Looping

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Hey all

I have one query
When i am using below code to count the number of words in a particular sentence
it is giving error

def nocount(x):
for letter in x:
if letter == “m” :

count =count+1
return count

word = “Programming is fun!”
answer= nocount(word)
print answer

Hello, @surbhiagrawal2543893, and welcome to the Codecademy Forums.

Line 6 in your code should be indented to the same degree as the preceding line. Since it is not, an `IndentationError was raised.

As you correct the problem, be sure to maintain the consistency of the indentations of other lines within your nocount function.

Thanks for your immediate reply, but now i am getting this error

The quotes that you are using in your code are not standard ones for delimiting strings. You seem to be using , where you should be using ".

Hi, @surbhiagrawal2543893,

When you post code, it is important to format it, so that indentation and other details are visible and properly represented. Since the code in your first post was not formatted, the quotes were not represented properly, and caused a problem when you copied the code and pasted it back into the Codecademy code editor.

See How to ask good questions (and get good answers) for information on how to format code for posting.

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