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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Arrays Methods: Part 1

There is a problem with this question. Line 18 doesn't seem to get evaluated.

In JavaScript Foundations beginner course the first methods quiz seems to have a problem with the "shift" method on line 18. This line doesn't seem to get evaluated and I always get the same error: "You're missing the 'shift' method".

This is my code:

spareWords = ["The","chimney","sweep's","dog"];

firstWord = spareWords.shift("The");
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title> JavaScript Foundations: Arrays</title>
      html {
        background: #FAFAFA;
        font-family: sans-serif;
    <h1>JavaScript Foundations</h1>
    <h2>Arrays: Methods Part 1</h2>
      var spareWords = ["The","chimney","sweep's","dog"];
      var saying = ["quick", "brown", "fox", "jumps", "over", "the", "lazy"];
      var firstWord = spareWords.shift("The");
      var lastWord = spareWords;

2 Answers

Andrew Kiernan
Andrew Kiernan
26,892 Points

Hi Claudia!

The shift method doesn't need an argument, you can just call spareWords.shift() and it should work!

Hi Andrew,

Thanks a lot for your answer, it all works now.

All the best, Claudia