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

Jesse Fister
Jesse Fister
11,968 Points

returning an argument

not sure what's wrong here?

function returnValue(drink) { alert(drink + ' is on the way.'); } returnValue('tea');

script.js
function returnValue(drink) {
  alert(drink + ' is on the way.');
}
  returnValue('tea');
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

You're not returning anything, you're calling alert() with the value instead. You'll need to return the argument that's passed in using return.

Andrew K
Andrew K
13,774 Points

Hi Jesse, Your code is running just fine. What exactly is the challenge question? Maybe you have typed something slightly differently than they request in the challenge (case sensitive, or spacing-wise).

Jesse Fister
Jesse Fister
11,968 Points

Here are the instructions Andrew:

create a function named returnValue() that accepts a single argument, then returns that argument. This isn't a useful function, but we want to make sure you know how to create a function that can accept information when it is called.

Andrew K
Andrew K
13,774 Points

Oh! Geoff answered your question, then. Just return don't alert!