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# Back and Forth ,why can't I type " sorted_things=favorite_thing.sort() for solution?

I typed

sorted_things=favorite_thing.sort()

I think it include assign the favorite to sorted_things and sort the favorite_thing

but why when I type sorted_things again, the output didn't show anything?

slices.py
```favorite_things = ['raindrops on roses', 'whiskers on kittens', 'bright copper kettles',
'warm woolen mittens', 'bright paper packages tied up with string',
'cream colored ponies', 'crisp apple strudels']
slice1=favorite_things[1:4]
slice2=favorite_things[-2:]

sorted_things=favorite_things.sort()
```

You use empty square brackets like this [] in front of favorite_things I think because I have passed that and I can't remember the answer, so have a go and tell me if I am right

You do that so you make a copy of favorite_things so favorite_things isn't changed but you have sorted_things

This was my answer that was correct. (And I just learned how to do markdown properly!!!)

```favorite_things = ['raindrops on roses', 'whiskers on kittens', 'bright copper kettles',
'warm woolen mittens', 'bright paper packages tied up with string',
'cream colored ponies', 'crisp apple strudels']

slice1 = favorite_things[1:4]
slice2 = favorite_things[5:]

sorted_things = favorite_things[:]
sorted_things.sort()
```