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### Program that counts letter and space occurences from user input

Firstly I need to prompt the user to enter a sentence that contains between 10 to 20 words and it is supposed to give the user the number of times each letter and space in his/her sentence occurs .
And secondly, I'm not sure how to write such a program, i don't even know where to start so it would be helpful if someone could write out a very simple sample program that performed it. I would be really grateful. Thank You.

Step 1:
 I need to prompt the user to enter a sentence

Step 2: Read the input
Step 3:
 supposed to give the user the number of times each letter and space in his/her sentence occurs
In other words, count each occurrence of each distinct character in their sentence. Summing(counting) each one distinctly.
Step 4: Output the results.

 i don't even know where to start

Begin with step one.
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Here is what i have so far though its not working still :(
 ``123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233`` ``````#include #include #define SIZE 20 int main(void) { char sentence[SIZE]; int i; int Alphabet[26]; int count = 0; char Alphabet[] = {'a','b','c','d','e','f','g','h','i','j','k','l','m','n','o','p','q','r','s','t','u','v','r','s','t','u','v','w','x','y','z','\0'}; printf("Enter a line of text: "); if (fgets(sentence, sizeof sentence, stdin)){ printf(sentence); } for(i=0; sentence[i] != '\0'; i++){ sentence[i] = tolower(sentence[i]); } printf(sentence); getchar(); for (i=0; i<=26; ++i){ if (Alphabet[i]==sentence[i]){ count++; } } return count; } ``````

and this is what the error says:
 ``` 1>------ Build started: Project: Project 5, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------ 1> Project_5.c 1>c:\users\howard\documents\visual studio 2010\projects\project 5\project 5\project_5.c(12): error C2371: 'Alphabet' : redefinition; different basic types 1> c:\users\howard\documents\visual studio 2010\projects\project 5\project 5\project_5.c(9) : see declaration of 'Alphabet' ========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ========== ```

pleease somebody help me!
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You have two variables of the same name with different basic types (int / char)
`int Alphabet[26];`

`char Alphabet[]`
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