Problem I stumbled upon during the Mini Linter pr


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Hi, during Step 4 of Mini Linter, I had a small problem I cannot seem to resolve.

I know the process I was going for is not correct for was asked, but still, I want to understand the reason behind the behavior of my code, which would help me progress.


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 => !unnecessaryWords.includes(word));

This is the part that is causing me problem (with var named word

let overusedWordsCounter = () => {
  let wordCounter = 0;
  let storyWordsIndex = 0;
  let word = storyWords[storyWordsIndex];
  
  for (storyWordsIndex = 0; storyWordsIndex < storyWords.length; storyWordsIndex++) {
// for testing reason I added : 
console.log(word)
/*
the output is always the first element of my array "Last" as though my function does not iterate through the array, putting  storyWords[storyWordsIndex]  makes it work 
*/
    if (overusedWords.includes(word)) { wordCounter++ }
  }
return wordCounter;
};
console.log(overusedWordsCounter())
// output is 0

Could anyone enlighten me on the reason behind this behaviour ?

edit
Just found the cultript ! I forgot to include the assignement within the loop, so it wasn’t reassigned which each loop ! silly me, spent 3 hours scratching my head…

  let word = storyWords[storyWordsIndex];