MySQL syntax error (INSERT) [duplicate]

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I need help with a simple MySQL insert query. I have the following code:

INSERT INTO reads (location, meter, value) VALUES ('$_GET[location]', '$meter', '$value')

Which, after PHP, translates into:

INSERT INTO reads (`location`, `meter`, `value`) VALUES ('1234','1111','2505')

This query returns the following error:

You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use
near ‘reads (location, meter, value) VALUES
(‘1234′,’1111′,’2505′)’ at line 1

I have gone over my syntax many times and just cant figure out what is wrong with my query. Can anyone spot it?

Source: syntax

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