What is Syntax and how do i make it valid

I’ve done everything in this challenge and it says I need valid syntax idk what that means I even looked at the video and it said nothing about it. Helpp plz

Your code so far


<h2>CatPhotoApp</h2>
<main>
  <p>Click here to view more <a href="#">cat photos</a>.</p>
  
  <a href="#"><img src="https://bit.ly/fcc-relaxing-cat" alt="A cute orange cat lying on its back."></a>
  
  <p>Things cats love:</p>
  <ul>
    <li>cat nip</li>
    <li>laser pointers</li>
    <li>lasagna</li>
  </ul>
  <p>Top 3 things cats hate:</p>
  <ol>
    <li>flea treatment</li>
    <li>thunder</li>
    <li>other cats</li>
  </ol>
  <input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL"
</main>

Your browser information:

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/75.0.3770.100 Safari/537.36.

Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/responsive-web-design/basic-html-and-html5/add-placeholder-text-to-a-text-field

Think of syntax as punctuation. The problem is this line:

<input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL"

It has invalid “punctuation”. It is missing a character at the end.

More broadly, syntax can mean just that things aren’t put together correctly.

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You forgot to close a tag, thats why its a syntax error!