FAQ: Conditional Statements - Else If Statements

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using System;

namespace ElseIfStatement

{

class Program

{

static void Main(string[] args)

{

  int guests = 3;

  if (guests >= 4)

  {

    Console.WriteLine("Catan");

  }

  else if (guests >= 1)

  {

    Console.WriteLine("Innovation");

  }

  else (guests == 0)

  {

    Console.WriteLine("Solitaire");

  }

}

}

}

It’s telling me to write an “Else” statement, but I did. No idea why it’s giving me an error.

Hi, the reason for this error is because you wrote the else statement incorrectly. Else statements are an optional block of code you can add to conditional statements to catch cases that don’t match conditions. What an else statement basically does is it runs the block of code inside it IF it doesn’t meet the requirements of the IF or the ELSE IF you had written

Since it is a catch case, you don’t write a requirement for it. You wrote:

which you don’t do for a catch statement - Else should not have a requirement. It should have been written like this:

else

  {

    Console.WriteLine("Solitaire");

  }

You also forgot to include braces { these are braces } for the code block that will output “Solitaire”

Ahh duhdoy! Thank you. Yeah I’m big brain right now.