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Introduction

Any PHP script is built out of a series of statements. A statement can be an assignment, a function call, a loop, a conditional statement or even a statement that does nothing (an empty statement). Statements usually end with a semicolon. In addition, statements can be grouped into a statement-group by encapsulating a group of statements with curly braces. A statement-group is a statement by itself as well. The various statement types are described in this chapter.

See Also

The following are also considered language constructs even though they are referenced under functions in the manual.

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Hayley Watson
1 month ago
Statements "usually" end with a semicolon. In particular, statements that are statement-groups end with the "}", and a closing "?>" is also enough to end a statement (and turn off parsing, of course).

Writing "};" is wrong and can lead to bugs because now there's one of those "empty" statements in there that could potentially mess with control flow.
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