Very Basic Problem ( error: 'else' without a previous 'if' ) yet i have 'if' there :S

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    Very Basic Problem ( error: 'else' without a previous 'if' ) yet i have 'if' there :S

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    
    {
        int number1;
    
        cout<< "Please Enter A Number: ";
        cin>> number1;
        cin.ignore();
        if ( number1 > 10 ); {
            cout<< "I Told You It Had To Be Less Than 10!\n";
            cout<< "No More Chances For You!\n";
            cout<< "Press Enter To Close";
        }
        else {
            cout<< "Well Done! You Entered: " << number1 << "Which Is Less Than 10, Just As I Asked!\n";
            cout<< "Now Press Enter Please!";
        }
        cin.get();
    }
    This is the code i have entered, as you can see it is a very basic code.

    Could someone please tell me where i have gone wrong? as i get the error code mentioned in the title.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiWhitts View Post
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    
    {
        int number1;
    
        cout<< "Please Enter A Number: ";
        cin>> number1;
        cin.ignore();
        if ( number1 > 10 ); {
            cout<< "I Told You It Had To Be Less Than 10!\n";
            cout<< "No More Chances For You!\n";
            cout<< "Press Enter To Close";
        }
        else {
            cout<< "Well Done! You Entered: " << number1 << "Which Is Less Than 10, Just As I Asked!\n";
            cout<< "Now Press Enter Please!";
        }
        cin.get();
    }
    This is the code i have entered, as you can see it is a very basic code.

    Could someone please tell me where i have gone wrong? as i get the error code mentioned in the title.

    Thanks in advance!
    I rewrote the whole code and it works now but can someone please tell me where i went wrong for future reference?

    This is the new code that works:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    
    {
        int number1;
    
        cout<< "Please Enter A Number that is less than 10: ";
        cin>> number1;
        cin.ignore();
        if (number1 > 10) {
        cout<<"Oh dear, you entered: " << number1 << ". I said it had to be less than 10!\n";
        }
        else {
        cout<<"Good job! You entered: " << number1 << ". Which is less than 10\n";
        }
        cin.get();
    }

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    Don't put a semicolon after the if condition.
    All the buzzt!
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    ahh yes! thanks very much!

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    i think you yourself removed the semicolon, so reason for correct behavior is evident.

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