FAQ: Conditional Statements - Else If Statements


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I don’t remember being taught this. If you place a backslash before a single apostrophe does it indicate that it is part of the string and not an indicator of where a string starts and stops?


you seem to understand it correctly, even though it might or might have been taught.

personally, i would then just enclose the string in quotation marks:

console.log("i'm clever");

even simpler


Is there a way to change the variable season (in the code below) using a particular time interval, from summer to spring to fall and back to summer?

let season = ‘summer’;

if (season === ‘spring’) {
console.log(‘It’s spring! The trees are budding!’);
else if (season === ‘winter’) {
console.log(‘It’s winter! Everything is covered in snow.’);
else if (season === ‘fall’) {
console.log(‘It’s fall! Leaves are falling!’)
else if (season === ‘summer’) {
console.log(‘It’s sunny and warm because it’s summer!’)
else {
console.log(‘Invalid season.’);


you could setTimeOut:


combined with a loop, you might be able to achieve what you want.


ok let me give it a try



Does anybody know what I have done wrong here. let season = ‘summer’;

if (season === ‘spring’) {
console.log(‘It’s spring! The trees are budding!’);
} else if (season === ‘winter’) {
console.log(‘It’s winter! Everything is covered in snow’);
} else {
console.log(‘Invalid season.’);


strings printed/logged need to be an exact match


thanks, missed a dot after ‘snow’.


my point exactly. Good you spotted it