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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Working with Strings Combine and Manipulate Strings

Anica Bell
Anica Bell
Courses Plus Student 3,004 Points

1 Null? and Space concantenation

I keep receiving the error that I need to concatenate one space between firstName and lastName. I've finally gotten past the challenge with the code below but it doesn't make any sense to me at this time. Can someone please explain to me why the space is surrounded by ' ' on its own while the colon is attached to the role variable? Thanks in advance!

let firstName = "anica"; let lastName = "smith"; let role = "developer";

let msg = firstName + ' ' + lastName + ':role';

let firstName = "anica";
let lastName = "bell";
let role = "developer";

let msg = firstName + ' ' + lastName + ':' + role; 


2 Answers

having the same issue

Heidi Fryzell
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Heidi Fryzell
Front End Web Development Treehouse Moderator 23,385 Points

Hi Anica,

The challenges are very picky and you have to get every character exactly right for it to pass. 🙄

Try putting a space after the colon. Like this

let msg = firstName + " " + lastName + ": " + role;

Happy Coding!