Function and if/else (especially confused with else)


Basically what happens is that I get "SyntaxError: Unexpected token else" in the output and the codeacademy prompt thing only says "Oops, try again. There was a problem with your syntax." Obviously this is related to the else part of the code and I encountered the same issue in the section 'Functions, return and if/else". Now, I did kind of "cheat" as to say, because I was quite sure it was right. However, it becomes clear that it is not a one-off and so it is definitely some error on my part. Could someone please explain this to me. Thx.

var sleepCheck = function(numHours) {
    if (numHours >= 8); 
    return("You're getting plenty of sleep! Maybe even too much!");
else {
    return("Get some more shut eye!");


this line:

if (numHours >= 8);

the semi-colon your use here prevents your if/else clause from executing properly


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