Why is this incorrect

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I don’t understand why this is incorrect what I was thinking was putting the caret character that the first capture group would match the 2 spaces then I had (\w+) = hello so I put a ,\s\2! and a \1$ so It would get the last 2 spaces

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let hello = "   Hello, World!  ";
let wsRegex = /^([^\s+])(\w+),\s\2!\1$/; // Change this line
let result = hello.match(wsRegex); // Change this line

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Challenge: Remove Whitespace from Start and End

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It doesn’t work because \s matches any whitespace, but you have negated the set by adding a ^ (caret) to its beginning.
Your regex also starts with a caret which means that the match must start from the beginning. This means that at the beginning of the string, there must be one or more non-whitespace characters, which isn’t the case.
Also, you need to put the + sign, if you intend it as a quantifier, immediately following the closing bracket. Having it inside means a literal match for the + sign, or the opposite if it’s negated.

Maybe this site https://regex101.com/ helps in testing.
Hope that helps.

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