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Hello. I want to ask why my code doesnt work for this question (Part 4!). I tried to use nested loops to compare the two arrays for overused words, and add a counter for every time there is a similar element. But the counter only had a value of 3, which I’m guessing is because it did not account for more than 1 of each overused word. How do I fix it? Thanks!

let story = 'Last weekend, I took literally the most beautiful bike ride of my life. The route is called "The 9W to Nyack" and it actually stretches all the way from Riverside Park in Manhattan to South Nyack, New Jersey. It\'s really an adventure from beginning to end! It is a 48 mile loop and it basically took me an entire day. I stopped at Riverbank State Park to take some extremely artsy photos. It was a short stop, though, because I had a really long way left to go. After a quick photo op at the very popular Little Red Lighthouse, I began my trek across the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey.  The GW is actually very long - 4,760 feet! I was already very tired by the time I got to the other side.  An hour later, I reached Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary, an extremely beautiful park along the coast of the Hudson.  Something that was very surprising to me was that near the end of the route you actually cross back into New York! At this point, you are very close to the end.';

let overusedWords = ['really', 'very', 'basically'];

let unnecessaryWords = ['extremely', 'literally', 'actually' ];

let storyWords =[]

storyWords.push(story.split(' '))

let betterWords = storyWords.filter(storyWords =>{

   return !unnecessaryWords.includes(storyWords)

}

) 

    let count = 0    

    for(let i = 0; i < storyWords.length; i++){    

      for (let j = 0; j < overusedWords.length; j++){    

        if(storyWords[i] = overusedWords[j]){    

          count++    

              

        }    

      }    

    }    

    console.log(count)    

You have an error in your if statement.

= is an assignment operator, and not one which we use to check values in a conditional expression. :slight_smile:

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Thanks so much! :slight_smile:

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This line is also causing some funky behavior:

storyWords.push(story.split(' '))

From MDN:

puts these substrings into an array, and returns the array.

Since split returns an array, you are pushing an array into an array. As a result, your for loop only runs once because storyWords.length is 1 – the array of words returned from split.
Example:

let test = 'This is a test';
let newString = [];
newString.push(test.split(' '));
console.log(newString);
// prints [["This", "is", "a", "test"]]

All you have to do is assign the return value to a variable (unless you want it to be a multi-layered array, but for this exercise that is not the case). Correction:

let test = 'This is a test';
let newString = [];
newString = test.split(' ');
console.log(newString);
// prints ["This", "is", "a", "test"]