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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Add an Else If Clause

It keeps saying "Parse Error" but i dont know what im doing wrong

Please help me

script.js
var isAdmin = false;
var isStudent = true;

if ( isAdmin ) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
} else (isStudent = true); {
  alert('Welcome Student');
  {
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>

3 Answers

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,623 Points

Hi Ryan,

You're on the right track, but there are a few issues.

  1. The challenge is looking for and else if clause, but you are using only an else clause.
  2. There cannot be a semicolon after the conditional in the else if.
  3. There is an opening curly brace at the end of the else if instead of a closing curly brace.

Just fix up those 3 things and the code will pass.

Good work. :) :dizzy:

Use == instead of =.

Clayton Perszyk
MOD
Clayton Perszyk
Treehouse Moderator 48,107 Points

You need an if after else; no semi-colon after the conditional checking if isStudent; just use isStudent without a comparison operator (isStudent is already a boolean value); and your last curly brace should be reversed.