Mini Linter | Step 5


I am still working my way through the Mini Linter Project, which is giving me a pretty hard time. I am working on step 5 now. I tried to create a new variable sentenceCounter by iterating through all the characters of the story string and check whether this character is a '.' or a '!'. If I console log the sentenceCounter, it logs 978, which I assume is all the characters in the string. I guess this would tell me the if condition does not work.

Here is my code:

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(' ');

let betterWords = storyWords.filter(word => {

  return !unnecessaryWords.includes(word);



let overusedWordsCount = 0;

betterWords.forEach(word => {

  if (overusedWords.includes(word)) {





let sentenceCounter = 0;

for (storyIndex = 0; storyIndex < story.length; storyIndex++) {

  if (story[storyIndex] === '.' || '!') {





Would really appreciate it if someone could take a look at this and tell me what I am doing wrong.

Hi @sheisariver
it is not clear what this condition should be. Your program reads it like this:

if ( (story[storyIndex] === '.')  || ( '!' ) )

Write this instead:

if ( story[storyIndex] === '.'  || story[storyIndex] === '!'  )
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Thank you, that did the trick!

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