Basic Algorithm Scripting - Title Case a Sentence[SOLVED]

Hey everyone!

Why can’t I pass the 2nd case? I’m getting exactly the same result I’m supposed to. Any ideas?

  • titleCase(“I’m a little tea pot”) should return “I’m A Little Tea Pot”.
function titleCase(str) {
  var splitStr = str.toLowerCase().split(" ");
  var newStr = "";
  for (var i=0; i < splitStr.length; i++) {
    if (i > 0) {
    newStr += " ";
    for (var j=0; j < splitStr[i].length; j++) {
      if (splitStr[i][j] == splitStr[i][0]) {
         newStr += splitStr[i][0].toUpperCase();
      } else {
      newStr += splitStr[i][j];
  return newStr;

Your code returns: I'm A LittLe Tea Pot, note the extra capital L in LittLe.

You are currently checking if any of the letters in a word match with the first letter, and then capitalize that letter. You should only capitalize the first one. The easiest way to do this with your code: if(j === 0) (is this the first letter) instead of if (splitStr[i][j] == splitStr[i][0]) (is this the same letter as the first letter).

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Facepalm. I checked that code SO MANY TIMES, and I couldn’t figure what I had done wrong. I really didn’t notice the extra capital “L”.

If only I had known…

Thank you so much for your help. I do appreciate it. You’ve saved my life, you’re a hero!

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This splitStr[0][0] === splitStr[0][j] would work but j === 0 is simple