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

Meghan Logan
Meghan Logan
5,965 Points

syntax error; parse code. What am I doing wrong?

I feel I have done the code correctly for else (false). It is if isAdmin and isStudent = false, the alert appears "who are you?". can you help me solve why my browser/code challenge keeps giving me a parse error?

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

if ( isAdmin ) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
} else if (isStudent) {
    alert('Welcome student');
} else (false) {
    alert('Who are you');
}
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>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,920 Points

An else statement does not take a conditional expression.

It doesn't need one since it handles all the cases not covered by the previously tested conditions in the if and else if statements.

You'll also need to include the question mark (?) in your alert text.