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

Syntax error

Im can not figure out where my syntax error is.

var isAdmin = false;
var isStudent = true;

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

2 Answers

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,822 Points

Your issue is in the else if portion - see MDN if statement

Here's what it should look like from page above:

if (x > 5) {
 /* do the right thing */
} else if (x > 50) {
 /* do the right thing */
} else {
 /* do the right thing */

Hi Irvans, you made some errors in your else-if clause. You didn't add the test condition appropriately, you're meant to use the 'isStudent' variable as your test in that clause and not write out the whole variable again. like you did.

if ( isAdmin ) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
} else if  ( isStudent ) {


And you didn't spell 'Welcome' correctly.

  alert('Welcome Student');