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Python Python Basics Meet Python Using Input

Bummer: SyntaxError: invalid syntax Challenge Task 2 or 2 feeling REALLY dumb over here.

I thought if the text turned "green" I was on the right track?? This is just not sticking. I wrote everything down and I'm reviewing my notes. Is it normal to get stuck on a task like this for an hour... losing confidence but determined!

using_input.py
input ("What is your favorite color?")
favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color?")
favorite_color = purple
print ("The color,"favorite_color",is a great color!")

2 Answers

Alan Ayoub
Alan Ayoub
40,293 Points

Hi Kristian,

I totally understand your frustration, do not give up!

First, I see you have extra lines of code on line 1 and line 3. I'd delete those. You came really close to getting the print statement correct, you were only missing commas before and after the variable favorite_color (your code included the commas within the string, they need to be outside of the string).

Anyhow, here is what the working code looks like!

# input function stored in a variable
favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color?")

# prints out the users favorite color
print ("The color",favorite_color,"is a great color!")

I hope that helps, and keep pushing forward!

Thank you kindly,

Very helpful! I appreciate your time.