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

Won't run!

var answer = prompt('What programming language is the name of a gem?'); if ( answer === 'RUBY'){ document.write ("<p>That's the right answer</p>"); }

else{ document.write("<p>I'm sorry that's wrong"</p>"); }

Doesnt run this dont know why? any help?comments ?

not even the prompt runs

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,939 Points

:point_right: You still have quote problems.

This line should only have two quotes, but it has three (note how the syntax coloring gives it away):

  document.write("<p>I'm sorry that's wrong"</p>");
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,939 Points

Ahh.. I forgot who asked that recent one! NOW I get it. :wink:

Also, I had not seen the moderator's changes!

thanks Jennifer again!

Jennifer Nordell
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STAFF
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You simply have a runaway quotation mark:

Your code:

else{ document.write("<p>I'm sorry that's wrong"</p>");

Corrected code:

else{ document.write("<p>I'm sorry that's wrong</p>");  //note the removal of the quotation mark after the word wrong

Hope this helps! :sparkles: