 # Python — Get the Nth word in a given string

Method # 1: Using a Loop
This is one way to solve this problem. In this, we start a loop and check for spaces. Nth word — this is when the N-1st place. We return this word.

 ` # Python3 code to demonstrate how it works ` ` # Get the Nth word per line ` ` # using a loop `   ` # initialization string ` ` test_str ` ` = ` ` "GFG is for Geeks" `   ` # print original string ` ` print ` ` (` ` "The original string is: "` ` + ` ` test_str) ` ` `  ` # initialization N ` ` N ` ` = ` ` 3 `   ` # Get the Nth word in a line ` ` # using a loop ` ` count ` ` = ` ` 0 ` ` res ` ` = ` ` "" ` ` for ` ` ele ` ` in ` ` test_str: ` ` if ` ` ele ` ` = ` ` = ` ` `` ` `: ` ` count ` ` = ` ` count ` ` + ` ` 1 ` ` ` ` if ` ` count ` ` = ` ` = ` ` N: ` ` break ` ` res ` ` = ` ` "" ` ` else ` `: ` ` res ` ` = ` ` res ` ` + ` ` ele ````   # print result print ( "The Nth word in String:" + res)  ```

Output:

` The original string is: GFG is for Geeks The Nth word in String: for `

Method # 2: Using `split()`
This is a shorthand by which this problem can be solved. In this we split the string into a list and then return the Nth element that occurs.

 ` # Python3 code to demonstrate how it works ` ` # Get the Nth word in a line ` ` # using split () `   ` # initialization string ` ` test_str ` ` = ` ` "GFG is for Geeks" `   ` # print the original line ` ` print ` ` (` ` "The original string is:" ` ` + ` ` test_str) `   ` # init lisation N ` ` N ` ` = ` ` 3 `   ` # Get the Nth word in a line ` ` # using split () ` ` res ` ` = ` ` test_str.split (` ` `` ` `) [N ` ` - ` ` 1 ` `] ` ` `  ` # print result ` ` print ` ` (` ` "The Nth word in String:" ` ` + ` ` res) `

Output:

` The original string is : GFG is for Geeks The Nth word in String: for `