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Word count in a sentence: it’s complicated

To get the count of words in a sentence you can use Counter from collections module.

# import Counter
from collections import Counter
# sample sentence
sentence = 'here I am and there I am'
# split sentence into words
sentence = sentence.split(' ')
# count words
>> Counter({'here': 1, 'I': 2, 'am': 2, 'and': 1, 'there': 1})

Let’s spice things up a little bit and add punctuation in the sentence.

sentence = 'here I am, and there I am'

Try running the same code using this sentence instead and see if the results are the same!!



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