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Dylan Davenport
Dylan Davenport
Courses Plus Student 2,645 Points

Can I have multiple if else statements without needing an else if?

I have code to create a 5 question quiz. I have multiple if else statements but no else if. I don't see why I need the else if in this case. I get an error that says expected statement got keyword else. Here is my code thus far:

var questions = 5;

alert('Welcome to the JS quiz! You will be asked 5 questions, at the end depending on your success you will be awarded a crown. Good Luck!');

var question1 = prompt('What is the capital of the United States?'); if ( question1 === 'Washington DC' ) { document.write('<p><h3>CORRECT! you have ' + (questions - 1) + ' questions left, keep going.</p></h3>');

} else { document.write('<p><h3>WRONG! Sorry. Maybe the next question will be easier. ' + 'You have ' + (questions - 1) + 'questions left.</p></h3>'); }

var question2 = prompt('What is the first element on the periodic table?'); if ( question2 === 'Hydrogen' ); { document.write("<p><h3>CORRECT! Good job, but you're not out of the woods yet. " + "You have " + (questions - 1) + " questions left.</p></h3>");

} else {<<--Here is the else that it says is the problem. I don't think I need an else if here?

document.write("Sorry wrong again. 2 down " + (questions - 1) + " questions left" + " Don't give up you can do it");


Dylan Davenport
Dylan Davenport
Courses Plus Student 2,645 Points

I basically just want to check the conditions of the question answers and have an if else statement for each quesgtoin answer.If I add an else if I can't think of what condition I'd in the argument parenthesis.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

You just have a typo.

It was hard to spot without code formatting, but I finally noticed a stray semicolon on this line:

if ( question2 === 'Hydrogen' ); {   // <-- that semicolon does not belong there

For future questions, please use the instructions for code formatting in the Markdown Cheatsheet pop-up below the "Add an Answer" area. :arrow_heading_down: