Mini Linter step 3

Hello,

I’m doing the Javascript project Mini Linter.
Mini Linter
At step 3 we should finish the following task

There is an array of words that are unnecessary. Iterate over your array to filter out these words. Save the remaining words in an array called betterWord

Here is my code, I am wondering why it prints an empty array []

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 = story.split(' ');
console.log(storyWords.length);

let betterWord = storyWords.filter(word=>{
    unnecessaryWords.forEach(unWord=>{
      if (unWord===word){
        return false
      }
      else {return true}
    })
});

console.log(betterWord)
  

Thank you!

Just finished that project as well :slight_smile:

.filter() only adds an element to the new array if it returns true from the function. Since your array is empty, nothing is returning true.

As per this exercise from the iterator lesson, the return value of .forEach() is always undefined. So even though you have return statements in the function body, they aren’t doing what you intend.

Scrap the .forEach() and write something that evaluates to true or false. It doesn’t have to be as long as this - mine was 1 line. The hint section suggests to use the .includes() array method - try using .includes(word).

Thank you :slight_smile:

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