Basic JavaScript - Stand in Line

I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
arr.shift( ); keeps returning 6.

  **Your code so far**
function nextInLine(arr, item) {
// Only change code below this line

return item;
// Only change code above this line
return arr.shift();


// Setup
const testArr = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];

// Display code
console.log("Before: " + JSON.stringify(testArr));
console.log(nextInLine(testArr, 6));
console.log("After: " + JSON.stringify(testArr));

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Challenge: Basic JavaScript - Stand in Line

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You are not returning arr.shift()

You are returning item

Thanks for your help, but I honestly don’t understand.

Your function has two return statements inside it

Whe the first one is fired - full stop, all lower code inside function will not be executed

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Thanks, but I’m still confused.

Turns out I was writing the correct code in the wrong place. Thanks for your help.

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