Testing Objects For Properties may '21

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Hehehehe…Oh Please can some wonderful person help and stop me from pulling all my hair out in frustration. I’ve been battling with this exercise for a few hours. All the checks pass except for the last one:
checkObj({pet: "kitten", bed: "sleigh"}, "gift") should return the string Not Found .

Can someone please tell me what am I doing wrong?
Many thanks, Pierson

  **Your code so far**

function checkObj(obj, checkProp) {
// Only change code below this line
var obj = {
gift: "pony",
pet:  "kitten",
bed: "sleigh",
city: "Seattle"
if(obj.hasOwnProperty(checkProp)) {
  return obj[checkProp];
} else {
  return "Not Found";

// Only change code above this line

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Challenge: Testing Objects for Properties

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Why are you overwriting the argument variable obj with your own object? The function should take an object and a property name and use them.

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Hi ArielLeslie, thanks for getting in touch. Please forgive my stupidity. Could you show me an example snippet please so I can visually see what you mean. Thanks

the function here has obj as function parameter, that means that the function can get a different value for obj each it is called

that value is lost just two lines below because you overwrite it

ieahleen, thank you. Now I understand what I was doing wrong. I really appreciate both yours and ArielLeslies help . have a great day both.

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