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# close but not quite

my else statement is wrong but im drawing a blank here

mapping.py
```TILES = ('-', ' ', '-', ' ', '-', '||',
'_', '|', '_', '|', '_', '|', '||',
'&', ' ', '_', ' ', '||',
' ', ' ', ' ', '^', ' ', '||'
)
for item in TILES:
if item != '||':
print (item)
else:
TILES= '\n'.join(TILES)
```

MOD

Every print statement has an implied `\n` appended. So the challenge is actually asking is to print any non-`||` item without a `\n` (this can be done with the end argument), and to print a new line if the item is `||`. For the second condition, both `print()` and `print('\n')` will work.

Post back if you have more questions. Good luck!!

This one works on my idle, but its not accepted for the challenge

```for item in TILES:
if item != '||':
print (item, end = ' ')
else:
print(end = '\n')
```

i had an extra space on my end statement. thats why it wasnt working but i got it figured out. Thank you!

```for item in TILES:
if item != '||':
print (item, end = ' ')
else:
print(end = '\n')
```

this one works on my idle, what do you think? Chris Freeman