Whats wrong with my code, its not passing test cases

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Your code so far

function findLongestWordLength(str) {
var large = str.split('');
var largee = 0 ;
for(var i = 0; i < large.length; i++){
  if(large[i].length > largee){
    largee = large[i].length;
   return largee;

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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check your split method carefully.

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The problem is that You’re splitting every letter, not just words. Write a console.log(large) right after var large = str.split(''); and then run the tests to see what’s happening. If You cannot figure it out after looking a the output, then come back :slight_smile:.

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Just add space in Split like var large = str.split(' ');


give one white space while splitting your string. var large = str.split(" "); It will split the string by white space and then can count the longest word.

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