Help with syntax error

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    Help with syntax error

    I am trying to write a program using switch. I keep getting a syntax error at line 19.

    Code:
    cout << "Enter the letter grades." << endl;
    	     << "Enter the EOF character to end input." << endl;
    This is the error that I get: program testing\switchexample\switchexample.cpp(19) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '<<'

    I have tried numerous ways to correct this error to no avail. Looking at examples in my books it looks to me like it is correct. It may be that I have worked on this so long that I am making the same mistake everytime I try to correct the code.

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    Code:
    cout << "Enter the letter grades." << endl;  // Lose this semicolon
    	     << "Enter the EOF character to end input." << endl;
    And do you really expect your end uses to know what "Enter the EOF character to end input" means?
    Last edited by SlyMaelstrom; 02-27-2006 at 08:39 AM.
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    No, I hadn't even thought about that. I have changed that line to this:
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    << "Enter <ctrl-z> to end input." << endl;

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