The main element should have two paragraph element as children

Guys i just started my tutorials on this whole coding thing. its really great i just got to the 5th task that is intoduction to HTML5 element . i passed all test but for one which am stuck on. how to indent my texts . i watched the tutorial video several times but still am unable to indent my texts. i really need ypur help.


Which lesson are you refering to? I make the fifth task: " Basic HTML and HTML5: Uncomment HTML"?

You will learn this in the CSS challenges.

More information:

Introduction to HTML5 elements. I passed 4 tests except for 1 which I have done everything but still.

  • The main element should have two paragraph element as children

Please help me pass this particular one


Can you send a link of the exercise you’re on?

I think i get why so many people seem to have trouble with this exercise. The video is misleading, both p elements needs to be nested inside the main element (he also forgets to close the p tag).

The indentation he shows can be achieved by selecting the p elements and pressing tab, however, i would suggest manually indenting them by putting the cursor in front of the elements and using two spaces.


any solution, i am stuck there too

Hey my friend I stucked as well, but as I wrote below, it may be helpful

<main> should be statedbefore first <p> 

in the end put </main> after secont </p>

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I have been working on this one for a good fifteen minutes. I think I got it right, And on the left side under the “Run the test” button. It keeps saying “The main element should have two paragraph elements as children.” What does mean?

Please Help Me!

Sorry I just solve it myself.

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i still facing problem help me

@jnayak38, add another <p></p> within the <main></main>

I cannot find the solution to ‘The main element should have two paragraphs as children’ for task 8.

What’s your current code?
Do you have two opening and closing <p></p> (two pairs)?


Yoelvis was true. if you chack that tex-indent. You will find that you have to copy and paste twice one line

I think the video of this task is confusing.
He put opening main tag before the second paragraph(the new one in the task) but the task says to wrap both paragraphs not just the new one.
“Wrap the paragraphs with an opening an closing main tag.”
I passed this task with this solution:

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It is great that you solved the challenge, but instead of posting your full working solution, it is best to stay focused on answering the original poster’s question(s) and help guide them with hints and suggestions to solve their own issues with the challenge.

We are trying to cut back on the number of spoiler solutions found on the forum and instead focus on helping other campers with their questions and definitely not posting full working solutions.

Thank you for understanding.

i am so stuck on this too, seemed easy up til now. i just dont have a clue…can you help?

You need to share the code that you’ve written in order for us to help you fix it.

I would suggest checking out the new version of this challenge on the beta site.

Both the text and video has been updated. After that try and complete the challenge on the current site version (so it gets saved to your current curriculum progress).