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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping While Loops

Zahkyi Ferguson
Zahkyi Ferguson
504 Points

Are keywords & statements the same thing?

Are keywords and statements the same? If not what is the difference?

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,987 Points

Hey Zahkyi Ferguson, good question. I’m assuming you mean the built-in keywords and not keyword assignments.

A statement will often begin with a keyword, such as, for, while, break, import. A statement might also be a call to a built-in function, such as, print.

So, a keyword will be a part of or often begin a statement.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!

Basically a statement is any sentence in python, while the keywords are preloaded(so to speak) words in python which have a specific meaning and function within the language and when attempted to use in a different way, might cause the program to crash( like using the word "class" ) as they might create a specific object in python