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Python Python Basics Types and Branching If, Else and Elif

can someone explain what else , if and else if does?

can someone explain what Else , if , and elif means a little more

THank you

1 Answer

Hi Jamshaid Ali!

If is the beginning of a conditional statement. Think of it in English like "If there are eggs in my fridge -> cook them". You can only have one If statement in the chain of If/Elif/Else. Therefore there is Elif (Short for Else If), which acts just like If but says "None of the If/Elseif above me passed, do I pass? Else is a "Nothing passed, so I want to do this instead."

if eggs in fridge:
elif toast in pantry:
elif coffee in coffee_pot:
else: #Nothing passed, default to this one.

I hope that helps. Here is a good article to read:


Happy coding!