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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String concatenation

Iman Tirmizi
Iman Tirmizi
294 Points

What does "using a + sign means that your string needs to have an extra space" mean?

I'm trying to add the "name" variable to the string "Treehouse loves", and it's telling me that in order to combine them I need to have "an extra space". What does this mean?

strings.py
name='Iman'
subject= "Treehouse loves"

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

That message is a bit misleading, since you still haven't added the code yet to combine your name with the new string.

But the hint it is giving may be useful while you finish your code, it means that when you join strings together, one of them needs an extra space or the words will be smashed together.