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

What am I doing wrong?

I am not sure what I am doing wrong here. Please help! thanks.

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

if ( isAdmin ) {
    alert('Welcome administrator');
}
} else if ( false ) {
}   alert('Welcome Student')
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>

1 Answer

  • You're closing the if branch two times
  • The 'else if' branch should test to see whether the isStudent variable is true
  • The body of your 'else if' has nothing in it. The body is the part within its curly braces

Thank you for your help. I see what you are saying and it worked out.

np! You can mark this question as solved by selecting a "best answer". :smile: