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Python | Combine two lists by maintaining duplicates in first list
  • Last Updated : 07 Mar, 2019

Given two lists, the task is to combine two lists and removing duplicates, without removing duplicates in original list.

Example:

Input : 
list_1 = [11, 22, 22, 15]
list_2 = [22, 15, 77, 9]

Output :
OutList = [11, 22, 22, 15, 77, 9]

Code #1: using extend




# Python code to combine two lists
# and removing duplicates, without
# removing duplicates in original list.
  
# Initialisation of first list
list1 = [111, 222, 222, 115]
  
# Initialisation of Second list
list2 = [222, 115, 77, 19]
  
output = list(list1)
  
# Using extend function
output.extend(y for y in list2 if y not in output)
  
# printing result
print(output)
Output:



[111, 222, 222, 115, 77, 19]

 
Code #2 : Using Set and Iteration
Append those element in first list which are not in second list and then take union of first and second list.




# Python code to combine two lists 
# and removing duplicates, without 
# removing duplicates in original list.
  
# Initialisation of first list
list1 = [11, 22, 22, 15]
  
# Initialisation of Second list
list2 = [22, 15, 77, 9]
  
# creating set
unique_list1 = set(list1)
unique_list2 = set(list2)
  
# Difference in two sets
diff_element = unique_list2 - unique_list1
  
# union of difference + first list
output = list1 + list(diff_element)
  
# printing output
print(output) 
Output:
[11, 22, 22, 15, 9, 77]

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