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Natalia Henderson
Natalia Henderson
5,190 Points

I don't know what's wrong with my code

shopping_list = [] def add_to_list(item): shopping_list.append(item) print("There are {} items in the list currently".format(len(shopping_list))

def show_help(): print("What should we pick up at the store?") print(""" Enter 'DONE' to stop adding items. Enter 'HELP'for this help. """)

show_help() while True: new_item = input("> ")

if new_item == "DONE":
elif new_item == "HELP":


A syntax error shows up saying that I have incorrect syntax on line 7; the show help function. The arrow is specifically pointing at the f in 'def'.

1 Answer

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,870 Points

Your issue is that the statement above is missing a parenthesis so the def in not expected

# your statement
print("There are {} items in the list currently".format(len(shopping_list))

# needs ending print() parenthesis
print("There are {} items in the list currently".format(len(shopping_list)))