What is the Statement Continuation Character in C#?

For readability, I would like to continue a statement on the next line.  I've tried the '&_' like so:

string striMyquery= "select distinct  a.item, b.cat from products a  '&_'
                                      inner join prodcategories b on a.item = b.item";

this give  a syntax error.  Thanks in advance
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Terminate the string and then use Plus sign, as in

string striMyquery= "select distinct  a.item, b.cat from products a  '&_'" +
                               "inner join prodcategories b on a.item = b.item";

Added closing quote and plus sign to first line.
Added beginning quote to second line

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BoggyBayouBoyAuthor Commented:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
more options:

string striMyquery= @"select distinct  a.item, b.cat from products a  
                                      inner join prodcategories b on a.item = b.item";

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