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# How do I combine the two variables name = Elizabeth and treehouse = (tree+house) into "X loves Y"?

I can't figure out how to combine the two variables into the sentence "X loves Y" and substitute them for X and Y.

name.py
```name = ("Elizabeth")
treehouse = ("Tree" + "house")
email_greeting = ("x loves y") if x = ("name") and y = ("treehouse")
```

Hi Elizabeth!

All you should need to do to pass the challenge is something like the following.

```email_greeting = (name + " loves " + treehouse)
```

I hope this helped you out and I hope you are having a great day! Keep it up!

-Luke

What Luke Glazebrook said above. It's probably easier than what you are attempting...

This line here:

```email_greeting = ("x loves y") if x = ("name") and y = ("treehouse")
```

is trying to do too many things at once. And in a weird order

You are trying to define a variable as "x loves y" but that is a string so it will print out just as it is i.e x loves y rather than Elizabeth loves treehouse. And the if statement needs to be in the following format:

if(condition) {do something}

If you were going to do something with the logic you presented it would be more like:

You would have to define x as the variable name and y as the variable treehouse, then test that they were the same as defined, then do something with that knowledge...

``` if (x === name && y === treehouse) {
email_greeting = x + " loves " + y; }
```

I imagine you are envisioning that x and y are inputs from the user and you are checking to see if they meet some name stored 'in the system'?

PS my syntax might be off I am going through PHP and javascript right now, but you get the idea with the for statement I think

PLUS

You can concatenate the string just like you do in javascript.

```email_greeting = name + " loves " + treehouse
```

Hope this helps you.