FAQ: Requests with Fetch API - Making an async GET Request

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shouldn’t we throw an error ?

What’s going on in the renderResponse() helper function? The first 2 if statements to be specific
Is the function parameter meant to be an object or array, I’m lost

Object is object and array is object too.
the function’s parameter is an array of objects:

[{word: "scratch", score: 1001}, {word: "disease", score: 1000}, {word: "fish", score: 999},…]

About the first if I wrote my thoughts two lessons ago=)
The second if checks that array has at least one element in it. If (res.length = 0) then Try again!

Why do we need the second await statement await response.json()?

Are we not already awaiting response? Seems to work without it.