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