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Looping through lists in Python

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You can use `for` loops in Python when you want to perform the same action with every item in a list.

``` fruits = ['apple', 'banana', 'pear', 'orange']for fruit in fruits: print(fruit) applebananapearorange ```

In the for loop, we retrieve an element from list `fruits` and store it in the variable `fruit`.

Then we print the element we just stored in the variable `fruit`.

Finally we repeat the above for all the remaining elements in the list.

NOTE

In this case we used variable name `fruit`, however, you can use any name that you want here (although it is better to use a meaningful name that logically represents a single item in the list).

Each indented line is treated as being part of the for loop and is executed once for each element in the list:

``` fruits = ['apple','banana','pear','orange']for fruit in fruits: print("Do you like " + fruit + "s?") print("Yes, I like " + fruit + "s.") print("\n") Do you like apples?Yes, I like apples.Do you like bananas?Yes, I like bananas.Do you like pears?Yes, I like pears.Do you like oranges?Yes, I like oranges. ```
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