Elif Statements

*Quick Post

An Elif statement stands for an else if statement. The elif statements are typically used between the if and else statements. So if an if statement evaluates to be false then the elif will then be evaluated. If the elif statement then proceeds to be false then the else statement will be evaluated. A series of elif statements usually has a final else statement, which is evaluated when none of the previous if or elif statements are true.


Num = 7

If num == 5:

print(“Number is 5”)

Elif num == 11:

print(“Number is 11”)

Elif num == 7

print(“Number is 7”)


print(“Number is not 5, 11 or 7)



Number is 7

As can be seen in the example above, the interpreter will evaluate the code from the if to elif then to the else statement until one of the statements rings true. The code for that statement is then interpreted.


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