What if choice 1 is paper?



SyntaxError: Unexpected token else

var compare = function(choice1, choice2) {
    if (choice1 === choice2) {
        return "The result is a tie!";
    else if (choice1 === "rock") {
        if (choice2 === "scissors") {
            return "rock wins!";
    } else {
        return "paper wins!";
    else if (choice1 === "paper") {
        if (choice2 === "rock") {
            return "paper wins!"
        } else {
            return "scissors win!"


You are using a semi-colon-; on your IF ELSE-IF ELSE-IF statment-structure.....
For Javascript the semi-colon-; is an End-of-Statement indicator
causing the rest of the IF ELSE-IF not to be recognized as being part of the same structure

Please read
and concentrate on:

  • the creation of the compare function
  • the truth-table
  • the build of the IF ELSE-IF statement structure as part of the compare FUNCTION-BODY
  • the execution of the compare function (keeping in mind that the return statement is used )