Noob PHP, creating a recording system error

I am attempting to write a user registration system for my web site. I am running PHP 5 on my web server and am getting this error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ';' in /nfs/.../processreg.php on line 18

Line 18:
if (mysql_num_rows($s?>0))

The rest of the code is this:



if (isset($_POST['username']) && isset($_POST['password']) && isset($_POST['email'])) {
    //Prevent SQL injections
    $username = mysql_real_escape_string($_POST['username']);
    $email    = mysql_real_escape_string($_POST['email']);

    //Get MD5 hash of password
    $password = md5($_POST['password']);

    //Check to see if username exists
    $sql = mysql_query("SELECT username FROM usersystem WHERE username = '".$username."'");
    if(mysql_num_rows($s?>0)) {
        die("Username taken.");

    mysql_query("INSERT INTO usersystem (username, password, email) VALUES ( '$username', '$password', '$email')") or die (mysql_error()); echo "Account created.");


I do not understand the error because there is not a ';' at the end of this line.

if (mysql_num_rows($s?>0))

should be

if (mysql_num_rows($sql) > 0)


die (mysql_error()); echo "Account created.";)

should be

die (mysql_error()); echo "Account created.";