If statement problem

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the if statement in the given code executes only only time even it is in the for loop. i couldn’t figure out what’s the mistake i did. can anyone help me with this problem.(sorry for my english)
thanks in advance.

  **Your code so far**

function findLongestWordLength(str) {
str=str.split(" ");
let longest='';
for(let i=0;i<str.length;i++){
  if(str[i].length > longest.length){
return longest;
//return str.length.sort((a,b)=>b.length-a.length)[0];

findLongestWordLength("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog");
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Challenge: Find the Longest Word in a String

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I don’t understand exactly what you are asking, but there are a couple strange things here

You declare longest as a string

And here you use it as a string

But here you set it as a number

Also, it’s generally a bad idea to overwrite input variables

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