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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Add a Final Else Clause

Aaron Zipper
Aaron Zipper
732 Points

I am not sure why I am getting a syntax error on my 'else' command

Please check my code and advise where I am going wrong. I think its because I am unsure how to write an 'if false' command.

var isAdmin = false;
var isStudent = false;

if ( isAdmin === true ) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
} else if (isStudent === true) {
    alert('Welcome student');
else (isAdmin) {
    alert('Who are you?');
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Leandro Botella Penalva
Leandro Botella Penalva
17,618 Points

Hi Aaron,

Else statement must not have a condition. The else block is what the script runs where none of the above conditions passed. If you want to use a condition replace it with another "else if" instead of "else".

Joel Kraft
Joel Kraft
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Aaron Zipper, to refer to your code specifically, the line

else (isAdmin) {

cannot contain (isAdmin). Changing it to

else {

would make it valid JavaScript. Let us know if that solves your issue :)