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

This challenge keeps saying I have a syntax error although my code appears correct? Not sure where i have gone wrong.

2/3 challenges were correct however my third one says i have made a syntax error although I think ive put the else clause correctly.

else { alert ("JavaScript is the best language!"); }

please correct?

app.js
var answer = prompt ('What is the best programming language?');
if (answer === 'JavaScript'); {
  alert ("You are correct");
} else {
  alert ("JavaScript is the best language!");
}
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="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

The syntax error is a stray semicolon after the conditional expression:

if (answer === 'JavaScript'); {    // <-- remove that semicolon (;)