Why does screen 2 of Introduction to SQL mission instructs us to not include a semicolon?

Screen Link: https://app.dataquest.io/m/574/introduction-to-sql/2/syntax-in-sql

Use the query above as an example for this exercise:

  1. Add 3 and 5.
    • Do not include a semicolon in your code.

Why does the instruction direct us to not include a semicolon in our code?

It is not necessary to add a semicolon to run the query in an SQLite database. And the purpose of screen 2 is to demonstrate the same. That said, it is highly recommended to terminate SQL statements with a semicolon as it improves your query’s readability.