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iOS Swift Functions and Optionals Functions Function Return Types

can't return "Hello Fred"

func greeting (person: String) -> String { print("Hello (greeting)") return person } greeting(Fred)

func greeting  (person: String) -> String {
    print ("Hello \(greeting)")
    return person

2 Answers

Michael Reining
Michael Reining
10,101 Points

Hi Ross,

There are a couple of mistakes in your syntax.

  1. We need to return the name of the person. Right now you are returning the gretting function which is not right.

  2. You need to remove the print statement and just return the greeting like this.

func greeting(person: String) -> String {
    return ("Hello \(person)") // return the name of the person

I hope that helps,


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thanks michael, much appreciated