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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Passing an Argument to a Function

Matthew Ashman
Matthew Ashman
4,364 Points

Functions: passing and returning arguments

Just looking for some assistance and explanation as I am not understanding where the error is happening.

script.js
function returnValue('dick') {
  return dick;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
Matthew Ashman
Matthew Ashman
4,364 Points

Here is the question/objective:

"Create a function named returnValue that accepts a single argument (you can name it anything), then immediately returns that argument"

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

You quoted the name of your argument on the top line. Drop the quotes.

Later, you could call this function passing in a literal string, but you can't define it that way.

Matthew Ashman
Matthew Ashman
4,364 Points

Thanks Steven,

I ended up fiddling around with what I had, and figured it out by problem solving. Still pretty new to HTML/CSS/JS so I'm not entirely sure what you meant in your second line of explanation.

If you'd care to help me figure out this additional challenge.. I'd appreciate that as well.