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iOS Swift Basics Swift Types String Manipulation

Mark Cai
Mark Cai
1,505 Points

Challenge Task 2 of 2 is broken. The code works good when tested in actual playground.

Challenge is broken. My code works fine in playgrounds. There's probably an issue with the "Check Work" button

strings.swift
// Enter your code below

let name = "Mark"
let greeting = "Hi there, \(name)"

let finalGreeting = "\(greeting).  How are you?"
Craig Allen
Craig Allen
12,388 Points

In the last line they want you to separate the quotes. Close the first quote after the greeting and use the plus operator, then open then second sentence with a new quote. Adding a space in between isn't necessary but it will work either way.

let finalGreeting = "(greeting)." + "How are you?"

1 Answer

David Papandrew
David Papandrew
8,386 Points

Step 2 wants you to use string concatenation. You are using string interpolation. This is why it is not passing.

Concatenation is when you use the + operator to combine two or more strings.

Here is the corrected code (it will pass):

let name = "Mark"
let greeting = "Hi there, \(name)" //interpolated string
let finalGreeting = greeting + "How are you?" //concatenated string