Inside your if statement:
Create a new variable called word that holds the .lower()-case conversion of original.
Create a new variable called first that holds word, the first letter of word.
pyg = 'ay' word = original.lower original = raw_input('Enter a word:') first = word  if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha(): print original else: print 'empty'
What exactly am I suppose to do for this exercise? Declare the variable inside the if statement?