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Python Python Basics (Retired) Ins & Outs String Concatenation

SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Here is the code in my python document titled "lumberjack.py".

name = input("What is your name? ")

if name == "Ira";

print(name + " is a lumberjack and he is OK!!")


print(name + " sleeps all night and " + name + " works all day!")

In the console I'll type in "python lumberjack.py" and instead of getting what the instructor is getting I keep getting a "SyntaxError: invalid syntax" message.

I would copy and paste it but I don't know how.

1 Answer

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,865 Points

if name == "Ira";, use colon, not semicolon. and else; too.

You sir are Awesome! Thank you for this. This made my head hurt so much. I didn't catch that minor detail.

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,865 Points

that's why sometimes having another pair of eyes to take a look at your code can help so much. hah