Just as lost. I need help.
<p>This text is black, except for the word <span>red!</span></p>
well, i would start by adding the style attribute to the span opening tag, if you need a syntax refresher, visit some of the lessons of html basics II
You are applying the <span> style to the "red" string AND the exclamation point string. The directions ask you to add the <span> ONLY to the string "red", so instead of <span>red!</span>, change that to <span>red</span>!
Hope I helped.