Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 41

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i dont understand where ive went wrong been stuck here for 30 mins trying many variations but cannot get it to pass please help! it keeps saying i need to delete a line ive already deleted as well!

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text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
encrypted_text = ''
for char in text.lower():
    if char == 'space!':
    index = alphabet.find(char)
    new_index = index + shift
    encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
    print('char:', char, 'encrypted text:', encrypted_text)

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Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 41

Your current if statement check whether char is equal the string: 'space!'.

The instruction asked you to check whether char is equal an empty space (' '). If it is, then print out the string: 'space!'.

Can you see the difference between these two?

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thankyou now i do i had a hard time with the wording! having a hard time understanding how if statements work!