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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Introducing Conditional Statements

javascript basics - conditional statements - if-else

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var answer = prompt("What is the best programming language?");
if(answer === "JavaScript");
  alert("You are correct");
} else {
  alert("JavaScript is the best language!");
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're doing fantastic! But you have a runaway semicolon. I know it gets tempting to type a semicolon at the end of every line when you're writing JavaScript, but this line...

if(answer === "JavaScript");

... does not need a semicolon. Remember, that we use them when we're ending a statement. But this is the beginning of a block of code. If I remove it, your code passes all three steps!

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Hey thanks Jen! I didn't notice it. Thanks again :)