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Python Python Basics Types and Branching Use an if

favorite color blue

confusion after the if

favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color?  ")

favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color?  ")
if favorite_color  == input("blue")
print("You must love the sky!")

1 Answer

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,886 Points

Hi fl6,

When we start a new block, e.g., by using an if statement, we tell the interpreter that our intent is to create a block by:

  1. using a particular keyword (in this case if); then
  2. finishing the line that declares the block with a colon (':') character; then
  3. indenting all lines that constitute the body of the block by a consistent amount.

As such, your line that begins if needs to a colon character at the end and the subsequent line should be indented (convention is to indent by four characters).

Hope that helps