Can someone please help me with my errors?

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    Can someone please help me with my errors?

    Here is my code:
    Code:
    //name
    //CSCI 1010 Section 3
    //Assignment 4
    //9.28.06
    //The purpose of this program is to price an entered number of shirts.  More shirts means less cost per shirt.
    
    #include<iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main ()
    {
            int shirts, price;
            cout << "Welcome to Expensive Shirts Dot Com!" << endl;
            cout << "Enter the number of shirts you wish to purchase:" << endl;
            cin >> shirts;
            if (shirts < 0)
            {
                    cout << "ERROR: You must enter a positive number. We only sell shirts. We do not buy them." << endl;
            else if (shirts < 3)
                    {
                    price = shirts * 12;
                    cout << "Total cost of " << shirts << " shirts: $" << price << endl;
                    }
            else if (shirts < 10)
                    {
                    price = shirts * 10;
                    cout << "Total cost of " << shirts << " shirts: $" << price << endl;
                    }
            else if (shirts < 24)
                    {
                    price = shirts * 8;
                    cout << "Total cost of " << shirts << " shirts: $" << price << endl;
                    }
            else if (shirts > 24)
                    cout << "Sorry, you cannot order more than 24 shirts." << endl;
            }
    return 0;
    }

    Here is the error message when i tried to compile:
    Code:
                                                                                                                                  
    a4xxxxxxxl.cpp: In function `int main()':
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp:19: syntax error before `else'
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp: At global scope:
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp:37: syntax error before `return'

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    you don't have the opening curly bracket after the last else if (shirts > 24)

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    didnt work. i didnt think i needed one since it has only one line in it. the ; closes it

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    last else doenst need if, ill try that

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    fixed one error by taking if out of the last else.

    new error message:
    Code:
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp: In function `int main()':
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp:19: syntax error before `else'
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp:35: syntax error before `<<' token

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    When you have a series of if, else if statements, you don't enclose all the else ifs inside the if braces. Instead of this:
    Code:
    if ()
    {
        else if
        {
        }
        else if
        {
        }
    }
    you should be doing this:
    Code:
    if ()
    {
    }
    else if
    {
    }
    else if
    {
    }

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    k, did that, it is still giving errors:

    Code:
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp: In function `int main()':
    a4xxxxxxx.cpp:35: syntax error before `<<' token
    Last edited by WinterInChicago; 09-22-2006 at 01:43 PM.

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    Did you change it to:
    Code:
    else(shirts > 24)
         cout << "Sorry, you cannot order more than 24 shirts." << endl;
    This would cause an error, because else cannot have any "parameters".

    If you have else put correctly, then you should try adding braces to that else, because C++ is a free-form language and this would look suspicious:
    Code:
    else cout << "Sorry, you cannot order more than 24 shirts." << endl;
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    thanks much.

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    Which one was the error?
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