For a syntax error, a caret (A) points to the problem character (or to the place where the interpreter first figured out there was a problem).
Some error messages include information about the conditions in which the error occurred (this is called traceback information). The message you get when you try to divide by zero is an example:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> ZeroDivisionError: integer division or modulo by zero
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