I initially opted to remove the word “the” from the answer_list by using:
but I found that if there were multiple occurances of the word in the list, this method only removes the first occurrence. Instead, I used a list comprehension to convert the initial list by:
list_without_the = [x for x in list if x != ‘the’]
Just sharing a little idea that is probably pretty basic for a lot of people here, but might help beginners like me.