Insert variable into text search string

MRAB python at
Wed Feb 19 20:46:50 CET 2014

On 2014-02-19 19:39, Kevin Glover wrote:
> These two lines are from a program that carries out a phrase search of Wikipedia and returns the total number of times that the specific phrase occurs. It is essential that the search contains an apostrophe:
> results ="\"of the cat's\"", type=ALL, start=1, count=1)
> print
> I want to replace the word "cat" with a variable, e.g.
> q = "cat"
> so that I can generate the same search format for a list of different words. How do I format the search string to include the variable, please? I am using Python 2.7.
Try string concatenation:

     results ="\"of the " + q + "'s\"", type=ALL, start=1, 

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