The elif statement allows you to check multiple expressions for TRUE and execute a block of code as soon as one of the conditions evaluates to TRUE.

Thee elif statement is optional

• Syntax of elif statement

```if expression1:
statement(s)
elif expression2:
statement(s)
elif expression3:
statement(s)
else:
statement(s)```

Example)
``````
# using elif statement
# checking the positive , negative or zero of number
number=int(input("Enter the number "))
if number<0:
print("Number is negative")
elif number==0:
print("Number is zero")
else:
print("Number is positive ")``````
Output:
```Enter the number -1
Number is negative```

Example

``````
# example
var =200
if var == 200:
print ("1 - Got a true expression value")
print (var)
elif var == 150:
print ("2 - Got a true expression value")
print (var)
elif var == 100:
print ("3 - Got a true expression value")
print (var)
else:
print ("4 - Got a false expression value")
print (var)

print ("Good bye!")``````

###### Output:
```1 - Got a true expression value
200
Good bye!
```