why won't it acknowledge my quotation marks?
In the parentheses I wrote (" Enter how many minutes you exercised: ") but when I hit check work it doesn't acknowledge the quotations and says to add them
System.Console.Write("Enter how many minutes you exercised: ");
Balazs Pukli46,071 Points
Indeed, the error message itself is wrong. There is no problem with your code syntactically, but it's only you should write "Hello" instead of anything else. (That's what the exercise expects you to do.)