A statement is an instruction that tells the computer to do something.


Always terminated with a semi-colon ;    (*except preprocessor directives #define, #include)



cout << "Hello, World!" << endl ;  //instruction to print the string, nothing has been evaluated

int a ;  //instruction to allocate storage for (declare) an integer, nothing has been evaluated


The above examples show statements to instruct the computer to do something.


If a statement needs to go over to the next line, a backslash should be used:

#include <iostream>

using namespace std ;

int main () {

	cout << "Hello, " \

	<< "World!" << endl ;

	return 0;

The backslash indicates another line is being used, and we can still see that the overall statement is terminated by the semi-colon ;


Compile & Run:

Hello, World!

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