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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Hoisting

Help on variable code challenge

Hello I am very new and I am struggling to understand why I cant pass this code challenge. Its asking me to use best practice for variables, I cant seem to understand what to do with the status variable within the if block. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    function elevatorCloseButton(pushed) {
    var status = "I'll close when I'm ready.";
        if (pushed) {
            status
        }

    }

    elevatorCloseButton(true);

    </script>

I figured it out! Incase anyone looks at this and wonders.... I needed to declare the var status above the if block only without any initialisation. I then add the status = "I'll close when I'm ready." within the if block. Phew!