Break and Continue Statement

Python Break Statement

  • Break statement allows to breakout out of the loop.
  • Break statement can be used in both while and for loops.

  • Syntax

    break
    

    Example

    # Program to print the fruits available inside the list
    fruits = ["Apple", "Banana", "Cherry","Mango","Pineapple","Jackfruit"]
    
    for x in fruits:
        print(x)
        if x == "Mango":
            break      
    
    Output:
    Apple
    Banana
    Cherry
    Mango
    
    # Program to print numbers in ascending order till the mentioned limit
    i = 1
    while i <= 10:
        print(i)
        i += 1
        if i == 5:
            break
    print("Execution Completed!")       
    
    Output:
    1
    2
    3
    4
    Execution Completed!
    

    Note:If you are using nested loops, the break statement stops the execution of the innermost loop and start executing the next line of code after the block.

    # Nested for loop example without break statement
    for x in range(1,4):  # 1 ,2, 3
        ### Inner for loop	 ###
        for y in range(1,4):
            print(x,y)     
    
    Output:
    1 1
    1 2
    1 3
    2 1
    2 2
    2 3
    3 1
    3 2
    3 3
    
    # Nested for loop with break statement
    for x in range(1,4):  # 1 ,2, 3
        ### Inner for loop	 ###
        for y in range(1,4):
            print(x,y)
            if x == 2 and y == 2:
                break    
    
    Output:
    1 1
    1 2
    1 3
    2 1
    2 2
    3 1
    3 2
    3 3
    

    Python Continue Statement

  • The continue statement rejects all the remaining statements in the current iteration of the loop and moves the control back to the top of the loop.
  • The continue statement can be used in both while and for loops.

  • Syntax:

        continue
    

    Example

    # Program to print numbers in ascending order till the mentioned limit
    i = 0
    while i <= 10:
        i += 1
        if i == 5:
            continue
        print(i)
    print("Execution Completed!") 
    
    Output:
    1
    2
    3
    4
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    Execution Completed!
    
    #print even numbers present in a list
    numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 20 , 23, 36]
    
    for num in numbers:
        if num % 2 != 0:
            continue
        print(num)
    
    Output:
    2
    4
    20
    36
    
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