FAQ: Conditionals - If Statement

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I literally did the exact same code
var learningToCode = true
if learningToCode {
print(“Don’t forget to take breaks! You got this :muscle:”)
idk the difference it keeps saying its wrong giving me a gray check
does anyone know why

The issue with this is double quotation marks. The compiler runs into issues when a user tries to include “Don’t forget to take breaks! You got this :muscle:” I have tried using \ " but the compiler still gives an error even though it printed out correctly.

Edit: After viewing the solution, I am still confused as to why the solution works. I wrote the exact same thing.

var learningToCode = true

if learningToCode {
print(“Don’t forget to take breaks! You got this :muscle:”)

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So I’ve been trying to learn Swift lately and I understand a very basic level of it. I tried to define a bool variable like this var learningToCode: Bool = true and it threw an error up in my console and I really don’t understand why I didn’t need the bool defined.

I didn’t understand too why we do not need space between { and if learningToCode.
that’s why it didn’t work out

This problem has not only NOT been resolved yet by Codecademy, but upon asking the editor to give me the solution so that I could continue, it proceeded to give me the solution for the NEXT task, not the current one.
Comparing the solution to the code I wrote, it seems the only difference was the variable declaration.

I wrote: var learningToCode: Bool = true

What was expected was var learningToCode = true

We should not be punished for using variable declaration syntax that was not only declared as correct, but actively encouraged in previous lessons - doubly so if the code was marked as correct on a previous step.